Lemon Spaghetti with Chilli Clams

CHEF Fermented Pepper Paste and lemon butter spaghetti with chilli clams and lobster stock.
Product: CHEF® Black Garlic Paste, CHEF® Chicken Style Liquid Concentrate, CHEF® Fermented Pepper Paste

Serves: 10

200g unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup finely grated lemon zest
70g CHEF Fermented Pepper Paste
2 tbsp capers, chopped
25g CHEF Black Garlic Paste
10 portions of fresh spaghetti

2kg live clams
15ml CHEF Chicken Style Liquid Concentrate
+ 500mL hot water
3-4 parsley stalks
1 celery stick, diced
1 carrot, diced
¼ cup white wine
1-2 red chillis, finely sliced
½ cup chopped Italian parsley

Garnishing Ideas

Caramelised lemon wedges
Fresh herbs


Combine the soft butter, lemon zest, CHEF Fermented Pepper Paste, chopped capers, CHEF Black Garlic Paste and mix well.

Heat the CHEF Chicken Style Liquid Concentrate and water in a pot. Add parsley stalks, celery, carrot and white wine. Poach clams until the shells spring open*. Remove clams from the broth and set aside. Strain the broth and simmer for 5 minutes.
*Discard any clams that do not open.

Heat the oil and gently warm the chillis and parsley. Add the clams and enough chicken broth to make a juicy sauce.

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti until al dente then drain and toss with ¾ of the black pepper and lemon butter.

Serve the spaghetti in shallow bowls, top with the warm clams and pour over a little juice. Serve with remaining black butter and fresh herbs. Garnish with caramelised lemon wedges.

Chef Tips

Use MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Chilli Garlic Paste instead of chilli for extra convenience.

Try this tangy peppery butter on steamed mussels.


CHEF® Black Garlic Paste

Developed through a fermentation process, fresh garlic is transformed to create a sweet and rich garlic flavour to use at any stage of the cooking process.

CHEF® Chicken Style Liquid Concentrate

Our Chicken Style Liquid Concentrate is the latest innovation in stock making and flavour concentrates.

CHEF® Fermented Pepper Paste

CHEF Fermented Pepper Paste has a well-balanced aromatic flavour of pepper and fermented notes. Fermented Pepper paste is powerful in taste and thus provides a high yield. It is extremely versatile across many applications.
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