Red Clam Pasta Sauce

Red Clam Pasta Sauce


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If you can find tinned clams this is a very easy seafood pasta sauce to throw together. Also works with crab or tuna.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 (800g) tin crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (400g) tin diced tomatoes
  • 400g tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch chilli flakes
  • 2 (180g) tins minced clams, with juice
  • 500g cooked and drained spaghetti

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. In a large pot combine the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, capers, minced garlic, sugar, parsley, garlic powder, salt, oregano, basil, black pepper and chilli flakes. Cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 45 to 60 minutes. Add the clams plus some of their juice during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  3. Pour sauce over hot spaghetti.

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