Linguine with Clam Sauce
Linguine with Clam Sauce
1 lb linguine pasta (I used bucatini in the photo dish above!)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup white wine
4 garlic cloves, minced
Pinch crushed red pepper
3 6.5 ounce cans chopped claims with juice
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lemon wedges, optional
Drain clams, saving the clam juice, set aside. Mix ¼ cup of clam juice with the parmesan cheese and parsley together in a small bowl and set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions. Save ¼ cup pasta water just in case it’s needed at the very end.
While pasta is cooking, begin to prepare the sauce. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter. Add in the garlic cloves and crushed red pepper and simmer gently for about 2 minutes. Do not allow the garlic to burn. Add in the white wine and remaining clam juice, simmer for another minute. Add in the pasta, clams and parmesan cheese/clam juice/parsley mixture. Using tongs, lift and stir the pasta together well with the sauce and gently heat the clams. Serve immediately with lemon wedges. Serves 4.
I love being in the kitchen. Early mornings, soft music, a hot espresso. Easing into the preparation of delicious meals. Glancing through cookbooks, gathering inspiration and planning my day. I look forward to the cycles of the seasons, the pleasures of tasting and savoring and sharing this with those dear to me. Weekends are special to me as my week days are often rushed, but still I create the ambiance, light the candles, set the table and uncork the wine.
I love linguine and clam sauce! How incredibly delicious!
One of my favorite all-time dishes. 🙂
Geni - Sweet and Crumby
I rarely make my own Linguine with Clams because frankly mine has never come out as good as my favorite restaurant. With your recipe and tips, though, I think I will definitely try it again! Yours looks amazing! Dogs can give her big sloppy kisses though. Not so much from the herbs.
The Little Spork
I have tried to make linguine with clam sauce before, and it was an epic failure. The sauce was so runny and instead of coating the pasta, it just sank to the bottom of the dish. Your version looks like it turned out beautifully and you have definitely given me the courage to try this again, your way!
Love the recipe! It turned out great for me. I used fresh pasta veru al dente and the sauce really soaked into it. I will make this again.Thanks