(I fell in love over a bowl of) Linguini & Clam Sauce
Not only am I going to make you hungry,
I am also going to make you proud of red
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I also happen to be holding down the fort over at Fox Hollow Cottage while Shannon is on vacation in Hawaii.
Come on over for a visit!
Thank you foxy Shannon!
Does that picture make your stomach growl?
Either you love ‘em,
I’m not a fan of big ones (little neck for me please), or raw ones.
Before I share the recipe, I have to tell you something.
I know this is corny,
but who cares.
I fell in love with my husband over a bowl of linguini and clam sauce.
Our first date was actually a “group” date almost exactly 23 years ago today.
We had a great time that night,
and continued to visit Antonio on our own on several occasions.
The pasta portions were unbelievable.
Single servings were 1 lb. of pasta-not exaggerating!
Rick would order the linguini and clam sauce,
and I would order the chicken cacciatore.
We still laugh today about the 1/2 of a chicken
that would come with the chicken cacciatore.
There’s no doubt in my mind that we fell in love under Antonio’s roof.
This might not be Antonio’s family recipe, but it’s damn good.
I found the recipe on line and can’t remember where.
I’ve adjusted it quite a bit, so it’s mine now.
I hope you try it soon.
It would be perfect for Valentine’s Day dinner.
Linguini & Clam Sauce
2 cans chopped or minced clams & juice
Prepare a big pot of salted water for your pasta and cook it according to directions, although al dente is best. I never cook my pasta as long as it tells me on the box. A minute or 2 under is perfect.
While you are waiting for your pasta, in a separate large sauté pan add the clams with their juice, add chicken soup, add water, add milk, add lemon juice, add garlic (both). Whisk on medium heat until blended well. Simmer for about 10 minutes to combine the flavors. Add S & P to taste. Add sliced mushrooms at the very end of cooking time so they stay firm.
This is the important part. Instead of straining your pasta water, leave the pasta in the water. Use a fork or tongs to transfer the entire pound of pasta from the water, to the sauce on the stove. Do this slowly so you don’t get burned. The little bit of pasta water that makes it over into the pan blends it all so nicely. Finish mixing the sauce in and serve in your favorite dish.
Top with parsley, or chopped chives after it is in the dish. Parmesan Pecorino Romano cheese is also an optional topping. I usually serve this with honeymoon salad (lettuce alone), and garlic bread.
I guarantee you will become a fan of clams if you try this.
You may even fall in love