Sunday, November 7, 2021

Dd's Clams Linguini

Clams Linguine used to be a favorite of mine.  I haven't had it in ages, and this looks so good.

clams linguine




6 oz. linguini, cooked according to package directions, drained well

2 cans (6.5 oz.) chopped clams, drained, liquid saved*

1/2 c. reserved clam juice*

2 TB olive oil

2 oz. applewood smoked bacon, chopped

1 large shallot, minced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. dried oregano

½ tsp. dried ground sage

1 tsp. dried basil

Pinch crushed red pepper flakes

¼ c. Italian parsley, chopped

1 c. white wine

2 TB butter

2 TB heavy cream

2 TB lemon juice

Garnish: grated parmesan cheese


In a large skillet over medium heat brown bacon in olive oil.  Add shallots; cook 1-2 minutes.  Add garlic, oregano, sage, basil and red pepper flakes. Saute until shallots are translucent. 

Add reserved clam juice and wine. Bring to a simmer 15 minutes until almost completely reduced.  Stir in butter, cream, lemon juice and clams. Simmer an additional 5 minutes. Add parsley. 

Optional to toss pasta in sauce or serve sauce over warm pasta. Sprinkle with cheese. Serves 2-3.


Honolulu Aunty said...

I fail at cooking pasta. Too starchy or hard or something. But I bet this one is perfect and delicious!

K and S said...

looks so good!

Chet Colson said...

Looks better than Olive Garden,yum!!

Anonymous said...

Omigosh that looks so good!


Anonymous said...

my recipe is only the chopped clam, butter/olive oil and lemon. No wonder nothing special.

Susan said...

May I know what brand of clams are good?I bought junk ones before.

jalna said...

V, that's my recipe too!! But next time I'll add the bacon!

Susan, she said no. 1 is Gordon's and no. 2 is Snow's.

Kay said...

Oh wow! That looks so delicious! I wish I could still have pasta. I just bought candied fruit at Longs. I'm planning to make your fruitcake recipe next month.