Serves 4 Prep Time 10 minutes Cooking Time 20 minutes
2 tablespoons chopped garlic 2 tablespoons chopped onion 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup white wine 1 kilo clams (cleaned thoroughly of dirt and sand) salt and pepper to taste pinch of chili flakes additional 2 tablespoons butter spaghetti noodles for 4 cooked until al dente
1 In a heavy saucepan, sauté garlic and onion in butter and olive oil until translucent and fragrant. Add white wine—let reduce until almost dry.
2 Add clams and steam until clam shells open. Season well with salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Add cooked pasta noodles and toss in remaining butter. Serve immediately.