linguini with white wine clam sauce

13 Jun

Every time I make this dish it reminds me of my grandparents.  I don’t remember my grandfather cooking very often, but this is one dish he always helped my grandmother make. Eating it always brings me back to our kitchen, where as a little girl, I would sit and watch them work as a team to create this simple yet flavorful meal. It was always made with lots of garlic and a ton of love.

White Wine Clam Sauce – serves 4


1 bulb of garlic, minced

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup white wine

13 ounces clams – minced (you can use fresh or canned – if using fresh you will need about 1/3 cup clam juice as well – if using canned do not drain)

4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped  – or 2 tablespoons dry

Juice from half a lemon


Bring large pot of water to a boil.

In medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine oil, white wine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and add garlic,clams (and clam juice) and parsley. Simmer for 15 minutes.

While sauce is cooking, cook linguini. (about 8-9 minutes for firm pasta). Drain pasta, and top with clam sauce and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


Posted by on pmpMon, 13 Jun 2011 22:09:26 +000009Monday 4 , 2011 in Recipes


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6 responses to “linguini with white wine clam sauce

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

    pmpMon, 13 Jun 2011 22:20:25 +000020Monday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    OK, listen. That’s entirely too much cheese. You give me that plate and I’ll polish it off out of the goodness of my little heart. Seriously, great recipe. My family usually has this as a first course on Christmas Eve.

    • metrocakegirl

      pmpMon, 13 Jun 2011 22:24:36 +000024Monday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Thank you and That is HIS plate – I think I may put even more on mine 🙂 It sounds like we both come from good families.

  2. thefooddoctor

    pmpTue, 14 Jun 2011 13:53:41 +000053Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    I love the recipe but I love the memories that come with it even more 🙂

    • metrocakegirl

      pmpTue, 14 Jun 2011 20:58:15 +000058Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Thank you Sawsan 🙂

  3. Holly

    pmpTue, 14 Jun 2011 17:22:29 +000022Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

    Oooo, this just tops linguini then?
    Canned clams – you get these?

    • metrocakegirl

      pmpTue, 14 Jun 2011 18:23:15 +000023Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p06

      Yes it tops it, and then you mix it together on your plate. We have canned clams in the states yes. 🙂


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