Making Spaghetti alle Cockle
Serve spaghetti noodles with your favorite shellfish for an elegant dinner. The cockles, mussels or other shellfish are cooked in white wine and garlic.
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This recipe is simple, yet delicious! You can substitute clams, mussels, shrimps or even lobster for the cockle.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 people
- 2 lb cockle
- 5-6 cloves minced garlic
- 3-4 Tbsp parsley
- 1 1/3 cup white wine
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup pasta water
- Put the cockles in 2 cups water with 1 Tbsp. salt to remove the sand in their bodies and set aside. Allow cockles to sit in the water while you prep your ingredients.
- Follow instructions for your spaghetti pasta and cook. After cooking, drain and keep 1 cup of pasta water for later use.
- Mince garlic and chop parsley.
- Over medium heat, add oil and sauté minced garlic.
- Drain cockle, add to pan and pour wine. Cover and allow cockles to simmer. Shake and make sure cockles cooked when they are opened. Pour cockles out into a bowl.
- Add pasta and pasta water into the pan. Toss pasta until water is absorbed. Then add chopped parsley and cockles then mix.