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Spicy Clams with Spaghetti

Last Update : January 17, 2018

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Clams, the aphrodisiac from the sea

Clams have been regarded as an aphrodisiac food in history.

It wasn’t until recently however, that a group of Italian and American scientists studied the effect on clams, and it turns out that it seems that the bivalves (the family of clams, mussels, scallops, etc) have high levels of amino acids which may have a direct impact on increasing the levels of sexual hormones.

In Hispanic American culture, there’s a popular recipe called Clamato which combines clams and vegetables to create a powerful aphrodisiac.

Apparently, clams are also good-mood food and a great source of proteins and essential vitamins for your sexual health.

If you want to prepare a lovely dinner, clams could be one of the best options you could go for!

A recipe for sea lovers for a great night-date

This recipe is very simple to prepare.

If both of you are sea lovers, then you’ll date will definitely appreciate this clam recipe.

A refreshing recipe that goes along perfectly with a nice white wine.

Make the best of your romantic date!


  • 200 g of spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon of crushed chilli flakes
  • ¼ cup of dry wine
  • 1.5 kg of clams
  • A bunch of fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter


In a pot, bring to a boil salted water. Add the spaghetti and cook them until al dente. Reserve half a cup of the pasta water.

On another pan, heat the oil to a medium to a medium heat and add the garlic, chilli flakes and stir for some seconds. Add the wine and bring it to a simmer. Increase slightly the heat and add the clams for 4 to 5 minutes until they open.

Stir in the parsley and some butter, add the spaghetti and the reserved water. Season it and serve it hot.