- Fill a large pot ¼ of the way up with water and put on high heat. Once water is boiling, add clams to steamer insert and cover pot. Once shells start to open, take the pot off the heat.
- In a separate large pot, boil salted water to cook dry pasta (about 8 to 10 minutes). Drain pasta and place in serving bowl.
- Toss pasta with olive oil, fresh garlic, and parsley. Season with salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Place steamed clams in their shells on top of pasta mixture and serve immediately.