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Rasta Pasta Clams

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Quick Facts

Servings: 5
Cook Time: 25 min.
Pineapple, mango, and Jamaican jerk seasoning bring a taste of the islands to this clam and pasta dish.


  • 5 1 oz can chopped clams, drained and juice reserved
  • 16 oz penne or shell pasta
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups fresh pinapple, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh mango, chopped
  • 2 red peppers, diced
  • 2 cups scallions, diced
  • 1/4 garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbs Jamaican jerk dry seasoning
  • 1 Tbs ground coriander
  • salt and pepper, pinch
  • lime twist, garnish


  • Boil pasta until al dente and drain.
  • Sauté garlic, mango, pineapple, and red pepper in pan. Then add clams, heavy cream, scallions, garlic and seasonings. Heat at medium high temperature until sauce reduces and starts to thicken.
  • Add pasta to pan and serve in large bowl. Garnish with lime twists in center.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 797
  Calories from Fat 327 (41%)
(56%)Total Fat 37g
(111%)Saturated Fat 22g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(50%)Cholesterol 150mg
(3%)Sodium 78mg
(19%)Potassium 648mg
Total Carbohydrate 96g
(31%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 19g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(45%)Protein 23g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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