Spaghetti with Clams



Buttery, flavorful, and featuring just the right amount of alcohol, this recipe for Spaghetti with Clams is a must make for dinner. Sauteed in butter, garlic, chile, and fresh coriander, the clams are then steamed in a Beirao Liqueur, a traditional Portuguese liqueur. Served atop spaghetti, garnish each plate with fresh coriander and a lemon wedge for additional flavor. Serve with your favorite crusty bread. This seafood pasta dish pairs beautifully with a dry white wine.


  • 900 grams clam (white)
  • 150 grams spaghetti
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • 1/2 dried chili (large, finely sliced)
  • 1 bunch coriander (including the stems)
  • 2 tbsps. licor Beirão
  • 1/2 lemon juice (and zest)
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    1. Wash the clams well to remove all the sand, and choose the ones that are closed.
    2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, and add garlic, coriander stalks, and chili slices.
    3. Saute a little, add the clams, and saute again for 5 minutes.
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