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Linguine with Tomato Clam Sauce

Updated February 23, 2016
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Versions of this popular classic shellfish dish of thin linguine and clams are cooked all along the Italian Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts. Good with crusty Italian bread.

The tomato sauce in step 1 can be made in advance and reheated before adding the clams and parsley in step 3.

Canned clams: These are a great staple, but you could, of course, use 3 dozen fresh littleneck clams, well scrubbed. Add them to the tomato sauce in step 3, cover and simmer, shaking the pan occasionally, about 5 minutes, until the shells open. (You will not have clam juices for step 1.)

4 servings

Preparation Time5 min

Preparation Time - Text5 mins

Cooking Time20 min

Cooking Time - Text20

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursemain course

Mealdinner, lunch

Moodstressed

Taste and Texturesavory

Type of Dishdry pasta

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • One 28 oz (794g) can chopped tomatoes
  • Two 6½ oz (184g) cans clams in natural juice, drained, juice reserved
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb (450g) dried linguine
  • 4 tbsp finely chopped parsley, plus more to garnish

Instructions

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes with their juices, clam juices, wine, and tomato paste. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, partially cover the pan and simmer for 10–15 minutes, until the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the linguine, and cook according to the package directions, or until al dente. Drain the pasta, and shake to remove any excess water.

When the pasta is almost done, add the clams and chopped parsley to the tomato sauce and continue to simmer for 1–2 minutes, until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add the linguine to the sauce, and toss to combine all the ingredients, so the clams are well distributed throughout the pasta. Sprinkle with extra parsley and serve at once.

2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the linguine, and cook according to the package directions, or until al dente. Drain the pasta, and shake to remove any excess water.

3. When the pasta is almost done, add the clams and chopped parsley to the tomato sauce and continue to simmer for 1–2 minutes, until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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I was born on the Adriatic coast - "cook sauce until thickens" is incorrect, Just simmer the tomatoes for 10 to 15 minutes. No tomato paste, please.

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