Spaghetti alle Vongole: Pasta With Clam Sauce for Christmas Eve
Spaghetti alle vongole is a classic Italian dish that can be made with or without tomatoes, rosso or bianco, red or white. In Italy the dish is traditionally made with vongole veraci, “true clams,” AKA carpet clams, which are small grey clams with especially tasty meat. The dish is eaten in Italy all during the clam season from June to December and is often one of the “seven fishes” eaten on Christmas Eve in southern Italy.
The key to the dish is to steam the clams open se
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