Amalfi's Spaghetti Alle Cetarese

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Amalfi's Spaghetti Alle Cetarese

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This is Amalfi's most popular pasta dish! This risorante in H-town was also just rated the #1 Best New Restaurant Houston by Modern Luxury Magazine (January 2015)! Thick spaghetti with colatura fish sauce, Manila clams, and lemon zest. A traditional dish from the Amalfi coast…


  • 1 1/2 c  spaghetti 
  • 3 lbs  clams (approx.)
  • 3 tablespoons  Colatura de alici di Cetara from Delfino (anchovy colatura fish sauce)
  • 3 tbsp.  EVOO
  • 1/2 clove  garlic
  • Chopped parsley
  • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup  white wine

Recipe Info

  1. In a large pan heat the oil with the garlic until golden, add well rinsed clams and cover with a lid for about 1 min then uncover and add white wine. Cook the clams uncovered for another min and than set aside.

  2. Cook the spaghetti in salted water and drain when al dente and toss in the pan with the clams adding a bit of cooking water add the Colatura and sauté’ quickly for few seconds. Plate your dish and then top with a generous handful of chopped parsley and lemon zest. Buon appetito!

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