Pasta Vongole Made My Way

I know this is not a traditional recipe for pasta vongole but it is what I made for Tandy Tuesday.  I love the richness of tomatoes with clams. Unfortunately, I could not get fresh clams so I used tinned ones – they are not nearly as nice, and you do not get the lovely shells to go with the dish, but it satisfied a craving.

Pasta Vongole
Pasta Vongole
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Pasta Vongole


  • 15 mls olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove sliced
  • 1 chilli deseeded and sliced
  • 125 g mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tin cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tin clams drained
  • 250 mls vegetable stock


  • while you are cooking your pasta
  • heat the olive oil in a large frying pan
  • add the onion and sauté until soft
  • add the garlic and the chilli
  • add the mushrooms and cook until soft
  • add the tin of tomatoes, the clams and the vegetable stock
  • cook on a low heat and when the pasta is cooked, toss through the sauce

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  2. Pasta and fish are a great combination! I use to have vongole with spaghetti, that is spaghetti alle vongole, but I like this version, especially mushrooms. Did you know that when you mix seafood with mushrooms in Italy we use to say it’s a “mare e monti” (sea and mountains) dish? 😛

        1. We are always planning! I am hoping to come to Italy again in 2013. We were there last year for the second time and I love the country! Where are you based?

  3. I really hope to meet you if you happen to be back again. I live in Prato, near Florence (20 minutes by car), so if you choose to visit Tuscany we can have a chat and a cup of coffee! 🙂

    1. We spent part of our honeymoon in Florence, and went back there last year for a day. If we ever go back to Tuscany I will let you know 🙂

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