Clams with Squid ink Lemon pasta
This dish is utterly delicious and done in 20 min. However it's all about prep and timing.
What you need:
500g squid ink pasta
1 kg. clams
3 organic lemons
1 dl of white wine
6 San Marzano mini tomatoes
4 cloves garlic
handful finely chopped parsley
handful grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp butter
salt and pepper
Prepping:Its a lot easier if everything is put ready at hand.
With a zest grater peel two of the lemons and put the zest in a small bowl.
Grate a handful of Parmesan cheese and add to the lemon zest
Finely chop a handful of parsley and add to the zest and Parmesan
Squeeze the juice of the two peeled lemons and keep the juice in a small bowl
Add the white wine into the bowl of lemon juice
Finlely chop the garlic cloves and keep in a small bowl
Finely chop the shallot and add into the bowl of garlic
Rinse the clams, discard those that are open or damaged ( clams with a little hold near the hinge also are discarded)
Put a large pot with 3 l. of salted water to the boil.
Make ready a small pan with just a little of olive oil ( for frying the tomatoes and afterwards frying the halved lemon)
Make ready a large wok pan for cooking the sauce and clams
Now you have everything ready and preparing the dish ready for serving takes only 15 minutes!
Put the pasta into the salted boiling water and cook for 10-12 min.
In the meantime quickly fry the tomatoes in the small hot pan for 3-4 minutes. Wipe the pan for any tomato juice that has emerged and fry the halved lemon until golden brown.
At the same time fry the shallot and garlic in olive oil, in the wok pan. After 3 min. add lemon and white wine. Let cook for 3 minutes. Add the clams. Let cook for 4-5 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add a little salt and pepper to taste.
Now the pasta is cooked al dente. Put through a sieve and pour the pasta into the wok pan with sauce and clams. Add the butter and mix gently.
Arrange the pasta on a warm dish, drizzle with the mix of parsley, lemon zest and Parmesan cheese. Add the fried tomatoes and fried lemon halves. Serve.