Quick and Easy
Linguine with a white clam sauce – sounds difficult, right? Not really. This is one of those quick meals you can prepare on the spur of the moment. If you have your act together, you can have this on the table and ready to go in about 40 minutes.
There is not a long list of ingredients. Garlic, shallots, and white wine are usually part of what you will have available in your kitchen. I have added linguine, cans of whole baby clams, and parmigiano reggiano cheese to my larder so I am ready at all times to prepare and serve this wonderful dish.
If you really want to make this meal an event, instead of cans of baby clams, get the little neck clams. It will make it memorable, perhaps even epic.
Note: Another thing I like to do is to always have fresh parsley available. It’s cheap – a bunch sells for about a dollar. I cut off the lower part of the stems and put the bunch in a cup of water. Not only does this give me a fresh green to garnish a dish,it also looks great on my kitchen counter.
Be sure to also have either French or Italian bread to serve with the linguine, clams, and sauce. You definitely want a bread to sop up all of that wonderful sauce.
For the recipe click on “Linguine With White Clam Sauce” and scroll down past the narrative.
And a note about pasta and calories
It’s not so much the fact that you’re eating pasta that’s important, it’s how much pasta you eat. And always remember the Sophia Loren quote:
“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”