May 18, 2011

I know I've said this before....

I really need to cut back on my pasta intake...but I can't help it...I LOVE it! How could you not???? There are so many things you can do with it, it's ridiculous! Linguine with Clam Sauce being one of them and also happens to be a favorite of mine! I have made it once or twice before, each a little different and I must say...this was my best yet. It is SO simple and delicious. This version is actually quite light, no butter or heavy cream! Although I did eat a nice chunk of bread and butter with it...oh well, ya win some ya lose some!
Also, I did pretty good with the "trying to cook just for two" thing...this is enough for 2 hearty portions with some pasta leftover for lunch...we destroyed the clams! They were SO good and would make an impressive appetizer prepared this way as well!!!!

Linguine with Fresh Clams
12-18 littleneck clams, scrubbed
1/2 pound fresh chopped clams
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken stock
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped plus more for garnishing
salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 lb linguine, cooked al dente
fresh cheese for grating

  • Heat olive oil in medium skillet over high heat. Add the garlic & onion, cook until translucent. Approx 8 minutes.
  • Add the wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, parsley, salt & pepper. Bring to boil, turn down heat and add the chopped clams. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the clams, cover and steam for approx 8 minutes or until the clams open. Transfer to bowl and discard any clams that do not open.
  • Finally, toss the linguine with the sauce right in the pan, serve into bowls and top with the whole clams.
  • Garnish with freshly grated cheese and parsley.
Printable Recipe!!!

Don't forget the fresh bread & fresh grated cheese!
There's no more left?!?!?!?! May need to up the clam quantity next time!


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Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Looks like a Seafood Winner!

Muriel Miller said...

Wow I am not even a seafood lover but this sounds GOOD!

purabi naha said...

I am spellbound. Lovely recipe and amazing photographs!

sliceofsouthern said...

can you say YUM! this looks outstanding!

The Country Cook said...

Wow! I mean WOW! I am seriously impressed. Great job!!

claire said...

wow! i am super impressed... pasta is my weakness as well, i feel your pain!

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

This post could not have come at a better time--I have been dying to make my own linguine with clam sauce after finding a really tasty (and quick) frozen variety at Trader Joe's--will definitely be bookmarking this post :)

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