Simple and delicious, orecchiette is usually paired with vegetable sauces, However, this recipe uses a clam sauce with a variety of flavorful spices and herbs to mix up the dish. To make an even more impressive presentation, buy some whole clams to steam and place on the dish.
While pasta cooks, combine oil and garlic in large saucepan, cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until garlic starts to sizzle; add clams, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt.
Reduce to low heat; cook stirring constantly, 5 minutes. 2. Drain pasta; add to clam mixture. Add parsley and spinach, tossing until spinach turns bright green.
Transfer to large serving platter. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs, if desired
Serving Size 4-6 Servings
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.