A New Spaghetti with Clams

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Total Time
20 mins
20 mins
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  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot for cooking pasta.
  2. Scrub
  3. the clam shells under cold water with a stiff bristle brush.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the garlic and cook over a medium heat until fragrant but not brown, about 1 minute. Stir in the bacon and pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Add vermouth and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the clam broth, and bring to a boil.
  6. Stir in the potatoes and clams, tightly cover the pan, and cook until the shells open and the potatoes are tender, about 8 minutes.
  7. Cook the spaghetti in the boiling water until al dente, about 8 minutes.
  8. Drain the pasta in a colander.
  9. Stir it into the sauce and cook until thoroughly heated and coated with sauce, about 2 minutes.
  10. Stir in the parsley and serve at once.