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Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe and Vongole


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


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  • 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


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.