Thursday, May 21, 2015
Meatless Recipe - Linguine with White Clam Sauce
1 pound fresh clams (Manila clams are the only fresh clams available in Hawaii and Costco has them at a reasonable price.) Wash them well. They may also soak in fresh water with corn meal to have clams expel the grit. The clams I bought were very clean.
5 large garlic cloves
1/2 cup white wine such as Chardonnay
2 small cans of minced or chopped clams (not necessary but it adds extra flavor to sauce)
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound cooked linguine
Heat a skillet and add the olive. Add the garlic and lightly brown. Add the white wine and cook for approximately 2 minutes on medium high heat. Add only the broth from the canned clams. Bring to a boil and then lower heat. Add the canned clams and the fresh clams. Cover and cook for a couple more minutes or until clams open. If any clams remain close, cook an additional minute and check. If the clam remains closed, remove and discard. Season with a little salt (be care as the broth will have salt from canned clams) and pepper. Serve over hot linguine and top with the parsley. Serves 4.