Clams – the ideal ingredient to pimp up an ordinary dish. Like pasta. Add some bacon and white wine and have yourself a luxurious meal within minutes. Perfect for Wednesday supper!
Fry chopped bacon in a pot. Remove and sauté finely chopped shallots, garlic and celery in the bacon fat. Add the fried bacon and pour with white wine. Season with salt and black pepper, bring to the boil and add the clams. Be careful only to use closed clams. Cover the pot and allow the clams to open. This will take only a couple of minutes. In the meantime, boil spaghetti al dente. Mix in your pasta, a generous dollop of crème fraîche and chopped parsley. Buon appetito!