Food Network personality Ree Drummond’s Spaghetti with Clams brings a deliciously simple dinner to the table, all in one pot. She cuts down on dishes and, above all, satisfies even the most demanding palates. That is how the pioneer woman the star gets it.
Clams and pasta was the first meal that Ree prepared for her future husband Ladd.
in his memories The pioneer woman: from black heels to tractor wheels: a love story, Drummond revealed that it was early in her relationship with her then-boyfriend and now husband, Ladd, that he proudly served her a meal of clams and pasta. She then she discovered that although Ladd didn’t like shellfish, he loved her.
“We were clearly on some sort of streak, and now he wanted me to see where he lived,” he wrote. “I was in no position to say no.”
The future Food Network star brought all the preparations for a pasta meal.
“I have longed for hours about what I could cook for this robust new man in my life; clearly no mediocre cuisine would do, “he wrote.
Since his family loved linguine with clam sauce, he decided to make them for Ladd, hoping he would like it too.
“I had no idea who I was dealing with,” he admitted. “I had no idea about this fourth generation breeder not eat the chopped clamslet alone the chopped clams, dipped in wine and cream and mixed with long and bulky spaghetti, difficult to negotiate “.
Ladd ate politely, which made Ree love him even more, realizing “how romantic that gesture had been.”
Spaghetti with clams with a Drummond pot cut plates
the pioneer woman Star’s one pot wonder comes with wholemeal spaghetti, chopped clams with juice, olive oil, fresh oregano leaves, chopped chili flakes, sliced garlic, sliced yellow onion, baby spinach, grated parmesan, salted butter and black pepper. .
“The beauty of these one-pot pasta is that you don’t have to fry the onion and garlic, stir-fry the vegetables, make the sauce,” Drummond said in the Food Network video, link below, for this recipe. “Everything is done on the plate at the same time.”
You can find the complete recipe, video and reviews on the Food Network website.
The practically instant version of Ree Drummond’s clam sauce pasta
Drummond begins his plate by placing the raw wholemeal spaghetti in a large pot, topped with sliced raw onion and minced garlic.
He adds a can of chopped clams “with the juice because the juice is where a lot of that delicious clam flavor comes from.” Sprinkle with chopped chili flakes for some flavor and reheat, plus oregano leaves. It is all covered with water, which allows the magic of cooking pasta and vegetables. Season to taste, adding a little olive oil.
At this point “raise the heat and boil. I won’t even remove it, as it would be too tiring, ”Drummond joked.
Ten minutes later, the pasta has softened, absorbing the water and sauce from the clams, and it begins to look ready for the dish.
Drummond adds the butter to the pot, along with the baby spinach (“Of course you want to add the spinach last because if you add them soon they’ll completely fall apart”).
Sprinkle with Parmesan and black pepper.
“How easy was that? Just look at how amazing it is, ”says Drummond of the final product.
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