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    wellspring grocery clam 'spaghetti' recipe; anyone have?

    Fri May 10, 2013 5:31 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Back when there was a Wellspring grocery in Chapel Hill, NC, they had an recipe for clams & pasta. You made a sauce of wine & chicken broth (I think), onions, garlic, added a paste of black olives, garlic, & anchovies, then simmered fresh clams in this. It was served over pasta, with parmesan I think, & was one of the greatest Food of the Gods of all time. My Life's Best Recipe journal is packed in one of the 135 (literally) boxes from our very recent move. I have a huge pot full of clams de-sanding & would love to make the Wellspring Clam Spaghetti with them. Anyone got that recipe? Please!!

    (I'm not entirely certain about the broth)
    pinky kookie
    Sat May 11, 2013 12:28 am Groupie

    It is always very difficult to find an exact copycat recipe from a restaurant, but if you want to recreate a recipe from your own, I found these recipes which include most of the ingredients similar to your description and not the paste of black olives. Just add a 6 oz. can of ripe olives, drained and cut in half to the sauce, if you like:

    By Japanese Delight from Rachel Ray Recipe - 4 reviews -

    LINGUINE WITH WHITE CLAM SAUCE RECIPE -,1758,132190-252195,00.html
    Sat May 11, 2013 11:54 am Groupie
    I'd add a bit of tapenade from a glass jar (or homemade) to a basic clam sauce recipe, as canned olives often have a metallic taste for me. There are many tapenade recipes in the database, such as Ruth Reichl's Tapenade, Super Easy and Elegant!, which uses Kalamata olives. I use bottled clam juice and a bit of vermouth for clam sauce.
    pinky kookie
    Sat May 11, 2013 12:25 pm Groupie

    This recipe is exactly like the one you describe from that restaurant, including the black olives. Check it out:

    Sat May 11, 2013 8:11 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Thanks for the response, everybody! I suppose I should've been a bit more accurate in describing was a grocery that did not have a restaurant, they just had a whole wall of great recipes using the specialty-type ingredients they carried.
    Pinky, your recipe sounds very similar; if/when I ever find my personal recipe book, I'm going to post the exact Wellspring recipe online. In the meantime, yours will make an outstanding sub (who knows; I may end up liking it better!).
    pinky kookie
    Mon May 13, 2013 1:33 pm Groupie

    U R very welcome Kelly, and thanks for responding. icon_biggrin.gif

    Glad to know that you liked that good recipe, hope you enjoy it and can find your personal recipe book soon, so you post your own recreated recipe here in icon_wink.gif
    Mon May 13, 2013 2:16 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    It was excellent, Pinky, so I fear you've given me less urgency in hunting for my book! icon_wink.gif However, when I do find it, I'll put up the Wellspring recipe & we can compare 'em.
    Thanks again!
    pinky kookie
    Mon May 13, 2013 2:23 pm Groupie

    Good deal, Kelly...!!! icon_biggrin.gif icon_wink.gif
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