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Spaghetti chitarra with cream of asparagus and clams


  • 350 g spaghetti chitarra
  • 1.5 kg
  • clams
  • 700 g green asparagus
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 glass white wine
  • 1 fresh hot pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
Spaghetti chitarra with cream of asparagus and clams


  • Preparation time: 50 minutes
  • Cream of asparagus shock freezing: 45 minutes
  • Clams shock freezing (freezing –18 cycle): 45 minutes


  • Spaghetti chitarra with cream of asparagus and clams


  • Easy


Carefully wash the clams under running water in order to remove any sand inside. In a pan heat the garlic and hot pepper cut in half with a drizzle of olive oil, add the clams and cook over high heat. Add the white wine and continue cooking until the clams open (after pouring the wine let it evaporate for a couple of minutes, then cover the pan with a lid). 

The clams are ready in approx. 10 minutes. Cut off the tough root ends and the tender tips of the asparagus, chop the stems, sauté in a pan with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. Blend the sautéed asparagus, leaving some tips aside for garnishing later. Shell three quarters of the clams, keeping a few shells. 

Boil the spaghetti in plenty of salted water, drain "al dente" and finish cooking in the pan with the cream of asparagus and a ladle of cooking water to keep them tender. Add the clams and garnish the dish with some asparagus tips.


While asparagus is in season you can prepare a larger quantity of cream of green asparagus, shock freeze it with Freddy's freezing function and keep in the freezer for up to 8 months. You will have the cream of asparagus ready at any time for a nice pasta or risotto, even out of season.