Get your heat on with this fiery dish! This recipe for spicy spaghetti with clams and red bell pepper is the perfect date-night dinner, or something to whip up for a quick weeknight meal!
You can vary the degree of heat you want with the crushed red pepper, or put a different twist on the recipe ingredients to make it uniquely your own. Today’s hot dish comes to you courtesy of Epicurious.com:
Yield: 4 Servings
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 2 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 1 ½ cups crushed tomatoes with added purée
- ½ cup dry red wine
- 24 small clams, scrubbed
- ¾ pound spaghetti, freshly cooked
Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, garlic, oregano and dried red pepper. Sauté until bell pepper is almost tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and wine and simmer until flavors blend. About 2 minutes. Add clams. Cover and cook until clams open, about 8 minutes. Using tongs, transfer clams to bowl (discard any that do not open). Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
Divide spaghetti among 4 bowls. Top with sauce and clams and serve.
Spaghetti is an all-time favorite for almost everyone, but when you up your game and team it up with seafood rather than the standard meatballs, you’ve got a dish with distinction! Try it out tonight!