Not only are we all crazy about their briny flavor but they cook in 10 minutes and present like a million bucks!
These Italiano clams are my favorite because they have a great spicy undertone with the red pepper flakes. The base is my 'go-to tomato sauce' which only takes 20 mins to throw together (Molto Mario!) and I use it for everything from dishes like this to my briny olives.
I also love the fact that all you need is just a few ingredients – some garlic, the basic tomato sauce and wine. Easy peasy!
So once you’ve got the polenta going – follow the instructions to a T, it never fails and you'll end up with gorgeous creamy polenta, begin on the clams and in 30 minutes with 2 burners going on the same time, it’s dinner done!
But your guests will never know – certainly not by the flavors. Molto bene!
These really would be fabulous for a dinner party but I make it just on regular week nights after work when I don’t want to be slaving over a hot stove.
And my kids have fun too pulling the meat out and piling the shells in a large pot on the table. Playing with your food taken to the next level here!