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® Fermented Pepper Paste

Serves: 10

200g soft butter
¼ cup finely grated lemon zest
¼ cup CHEF® Fermented Pepper Paste
2 tablespoons capers, chopped 1 tablespoons CHEF® Black Garlic Paste 10 portions fresh spaghetti

2kg live little neck clams ¼ cup CHEF® Lobster Liquid Concentrate + 500ml water
3-4 parsley stalks
1 celery stick, diced
1 carrot, diced
¼ cup white wine
2 tablespoons of olive oil 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 lobster stock, parsley stalks, celery and 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 chilli’s and parsley. Add the clams and enough lobster 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 for extra convenience

Try this tangy peppery butter on steamed mussels

Change out the CHEF® Lobster Liquid Concentrate for CHEF® Fish Liquid Concentrate


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 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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