What do clams, parsley and red peppers have in common? The first two are great sources of iron and the last one helps its absorption. Iron deficiency is very common in women and sporadic consumers of red meat. So, if you need to maintain or increase your iron levels, try this Clams with Peppers over Rice Noodles recipe. An easy and delicious low FODMAP pasta dish, full of fresh flavours.
After almost a year avoiding red meat due to malabsortion, I started having an iron deficiency. So when I read that clams were the number one source of iron, I rushed to go and buy them.
I wanted to make a pasta dish between Spaghetti alle Vongole Veraci and Amêijoas à Bolhão Pato (Portuguese Style Clams) that would be also gluten free and low FODMAP.
This is what I’ve cooked: delicious sea tasting clams over rice noodles with the sweet flavor of peppers and the fresh citrus scent of lime. Good for the body and for the soul 😉
Clams with Peppers over Rice Noodles
- 18 oz | 500g clams
- 7 oz | 200g rice noodles
- 1/2 cup red bell peppers diced
- 4 tbsp olive oil or garlic infused olive oil
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup water
- Pinch of salt
- 1 bunch of parsley chopped
- 1 tbsp lime zest or lemon zest
- Lime juice to serve or lemon juice
- Soak the clams in a large bowl of cold water with sea salt for at least 15 minutes (this will help to get rid of any leftover sand). Clean and rinse them and set aside.
- Cook the noodles according to package directions.
- Heat the olive oil in a large deep pan over medium–high heat.
- Add the bellpeppers and fry gently over a low heat for about 10 minutes.
- Add the wine and water and bring to a boil.
- Place the clams, salt, parsley and lime zest. Cover and cook for a few minutes until clams open, discarding any clams that haven't opened.
- Add the noodles to the pan and mix, allowing the pasta to soak up the juices.
- Serve hot, squeezing 1/4 lime on top of each noodles dish.