Spaghetti w/ Halaan (Filipino Recipe) Recipe

Spaghetti w/ Halaan (Filipino Recipe)

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  • 1 kilo small size halaan, clams
  • 1/2 kilo spaghetti, half cooked
  • 2 bundle kinchay, chopped
  • 1 head large size garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine (optional)
  • salt and pepper


How to make Spaghetti w/ Halaan (Filipino Recipe)

Wash clams and place a container with lid, cover with water and replace lid, let sit in for several hours (entire day) to allow the clams to expel sand and discard sea water, change water frequently and wash and drain. In a large pan put the clams, add in 2 cups of water let boil and stirring occasionally until all the clam shells just open, remove from heat. Separate the clams from the broth, using a sieve strain broth of scum and sand if any, discard clams that did not open and keep aside. I same pan heat the olive oil, add in the garlic and quickly stir cook. Now add in the clams, white wine (if using) and kinchay, stir cook for a minute. Remove clams from the pot and keep aside. Add the half cooked pasta and clam broth, cook for another 2-3 minutes. add more water from boiling the pasta as necessary. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Turn off the heat and mix in clams. Serve immediately.

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