Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe and Vongole

Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe and Vongole
Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe and Vongole

Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe and Vongole (Clams)... an absolute Winner!

4
Servings
1799
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 1  pound  Spaghetti
  • 3  pounds  Vongole - Cockles or 3Dz little neck clams
  • 1  pound  Broccoli rabe
  • 5  cups  Cloves garlic
  • 1  tablespoon  Fresh parsley
  • 1/2  cup  White wine
  • Hot pepper as desired
  • EV olive oil

Directions

Wash very well the Vongole under cold water to remove any sand.
Blanch the Broccoli Rabe for 2-3 mins and set aside.
In a large saute` pan, add 4 Tbs of EV olive oil and the garlic whole.
Saute` the garlic until it turns blonde.
Add the Vongole and the white wine and 1/2 of the parsley. Add hot pepper as desired and cover the pan.
When the Vongole are all open add the Broccoli Rabe and toss for 2-3  mins.
Boil the spaghetti 3/4 of the way and add them to the pan. Save 1-2 cups of pasta water and set aside.
Toss the spaghetti with all the other ingredients for about 3 Mins. If the spaghetti dry up, add some pasta water and continue tossing.
Add the remainder of the fresh parsley, give it a final toss and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
89g
100%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
28g
100%
Cholesterol
386mg
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
202g
100%
Protein
118g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
685µg
98%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
424µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
1815mg
100%
Choline, total
344mg
81%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
88g
100%
Fluoride, F
51µg
2%
Folate, total
167µg
42%
Iron, Fe
37mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
730mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
150mg
100%
Niacin
31mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
5mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
885mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
72µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1528mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
254g
9%
Zinc, Zn
13mg
100%

Spaghetti Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Spaghetti Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Spaghetti Wine Pairing

Cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, malbec, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, nero d'avola, primitivo, sangiovese, or carménère with meat- or tomato-based sauces; grenache or chardonnay with cream-based sauces; pinot gris/grigio, albariño, or other fresh white wines (for instance, soave, Italian sauvignon, or grillo) with seafood pasta; nebbiolo, dolcetto, or barbera with most non-seafood pasta.