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Linguine with Clams

Description

A simple and elegant dish

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceAnthony Terlato
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
10 minutes
Total time
20 minutes

Ingredients

36
Littleneck clams (cleaned)
3 T
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 clv
garlic (cut in half)
1 T
Red Pepper Flakes
1⁄3 c
White Wine
2 T
Parsley (chopped)
1 lb
Linguine
 
salt

Instructions

Bring large pot of water to a boil.  Add 1 generous tablespoon of salt, and cook pasta according to package instructions.  While the pasta is cooking, warm the olive oil in a deep skillet or saucepan; add garlic cloves, red pepper flakes and salt (to taste).  Cook for 3-5 minutes over medium heat.  Remove garlic cloves and discard.  Add clams and 1/3 c. white wine and cook, covered for 2-3 minutes.  Add chopped parsley and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes, making sure all the clams have opened. 

Drain pasta and add to pan with clams.  Serve immediately, allowing about six clams per serving.