Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Clams
Three ounces of cooked clams have a whopping 24 grams of iron! Plus, these shellfish are a good source of protein, calcium, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids.
Makes 2 servings
3 tbsp of olive oil
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/3 cup white wine
1 medium (142 g) can of baby clams
225 g whole-wheat spaghetti
3 tbsp of chives, chopped
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
ONE: In a large pan on medium heat, add olive oil and sauté garlic and bell pepper for about 1 minute. Then add wine and clams, simmering gently for about 5 minutes.
TWO: Meanwhile, in a medium pot, bring water to a rolling boil. Add spaghetti and cook for about 8 minutes to 10 minutes until slightly tender (al dente).
Drain pasta into a strainer, return pasta to pot and set aside.
THREE: Garnish with chives and season with pepper to taste. To serve, top spaghetti with clam sauce.