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Tipo 00's spaghetti with strawberry clams, chilli and smoked tomato

"This is a classic and simple dish that's lifted by the smoked tomatoes," says Papadakis. "If you can't find strawberry clams, diamond-shell clams are a great substitute - they are meaty, sweet and have a distinct ocean flavour." At the restaurant, the chefs make their own spaghetti; we've used dried pasta here.

You'll need

375 gm cherry tomatoes 125 ml (½ cup) extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp smoking chips, soaked in cold water for 25 minutes 2 tbsp (6 cloves) finely chopped garlic 1 long red chilli, finely chopped 125 ml (½ cup) dry white wine 1 kg strawberry clams or large diamond-shell clams 250 (1 cup) fish stock 6 basil leaves, torn 400 gm dried spaghetti 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley


  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 140C. Place tomatoes in a deep roasting pan, season with 1 tbsp olive oil and salt, and roast until slightly blistered (10-12 minutes).
  • 02
  • Place smoking chips in a small metal container (or on a piece of foil on a flameproof tray) and heat over high heat until they start to smoke (5-10 minutes; or light the woodchips using a blowtorch). Once the flames subside and the chips start smoking, add them to the roasting pan with the tomatoes, cover with foil and stand for 20-25 minutes. Repeat the process if you like a smokier flavour.
  • 03
  • Heat a large saucepan over medium heat, add remaining olive oil, garlic and chilli, and sauté until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Add white wine, then clams, stock and basil, cover with a lid and cook, shaking pan occasionally, until clams open (3-4 minutes). Season to taste.
  • 04
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente (5-10 minutes), then drain, reserving a little pasta water.
  • 05
  • Add spaghetti, smoked tomatoes and parsley to clam sauce and toss to combine, adding a little pasta water if needed to coat pasta. Season to taste, divide among warm bowls and serve.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Drink Suggestion

2013 Tenuta delle Terre Nere “Etna Rosato” Nerello Mascalese, Sicily. A fresh bone-dry rosé with great savoury spice and mineral finish. It really freshens up this dish, with its acid allowing the chilli and smoke to shine.

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April 2016

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