authentic linguine with clams

So tasty, even my teenage son loved it! I cannot say I am a fan of clams, but I know Patrick would LOVE this! In a large pot over high heat, bring 4 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of kosher salt to a boil. So yummy… I am the only one in our home who eats clams, and I would gladly eat them all! Sorry guys. Sooooo delish!!! I adore linguine and clams!!! Tender clams in a garlicy sauce served over pasta is OMG delicious! Another win, Jenn, so thank you! My husband LOVES seafood! Thank you! What about using scallops? Now, I’m cooking for my family and sharing all my tested & perfected recipes with you here! Hands down the BEST I have ever had. Once upon a time, I went to culinary school and worked in fancy restaurants. You don't always have to go out to enjoy delicious restaurant-style dishes when you can make them yourself! We ordered clams from a whole saler so I had more than the recipe called for, but the method worked out just as well. Superb! I also loved the shallots in place of onion…so perfect. Stir in clam juice and next 5 ingredients (clam juice through clams). (Note that most supermarkets sell farm-raised clams, which are already quite clean, so you may not find a lot of grit or sand.). Open cans of clams, drain, reserving liquid. Apart from the linguine and clams, this linguine pasta alle vongole recipe has very few other ingredients. Linguine with Clams in a white sauce. Tomaso. I am not the greatest cook but I found this recipe easy to follow and and simple to make. When I think back on what we served….sigh, well I’m just glad I learned the right way to make this dish and I’ve never resorted to canned clams since that trip! Obviously, I’ve neither eaten them not cooked them before now. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt, lemon zest and/or lemon juice, if necessary. Here’s my linguine with clams and white wine for you to enjoy. My family and I made homemade pasta on NYE and then followed your recipe and it was AMAZING! It’s become one of my wife’s favs too. My favorite pasta dish. Jackie. I get little neck clams from a farmers market and grow my own parsley in a window pot. thank you, as always, for this info and for all you do. Better than any restaurant I’ve had. People couldn’t get enough of it and are already requesting it again. In large pot over high heat, bring 4 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of kosher salt to a boil. If a clam gets broken by miss handling it will die and it will smell…..this does not mean all the clams are bad but it will impart an odor to the rest of the clams, just rinse them well in cold water. I pretty much follow it as written and have been very pleased. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. We are making a recipe of yours at least once a week now. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook until clams open, about 5 to 7 minutes. Tender clams in a garlicy sauce served over pasta is OMG delicious! It’s hard to hear that’s it’s not just new bloggers doing this. Add the wine, red pepper flakes, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 cup of the parsley. actually, it’s scary. This is now my go-to LwC recipie. Thank you so much for this perfect recipe! The clams will make their own sauce. If you love clams and other seafood you might also like these recipes: Did you make this? Using a mandoline if you have one (if not, use a really sharp knife), very thinly … Definitely will make this again. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. My sister put the clams in the freezer. I can see why she loves this dish so much! Saute one more minute before adding in the canned clams (juice) simmer 5 minutes before adding in the white wine. The sauce was the perfect amount of flavor and buttery and creamy with every bite of pasta, but not overly done at all. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. The flavor of the sauce with the juices from the clams is amazing. Prep Time 5 mins. Add the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of parsley; toss to coat. Wish I wasn’t the only clam eater in the family . What do you think? My wife is not a big fan but had seconds ! Thank you! This was easy AND delicious. I followed this recipe to the letter and all I can say is that I may never eat linguini and clams at a restaurant again…amazing! This post includes affiliate links. … Good morning! This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes when we eat out. Simply beautiful!! Linguine and clams — how gorgeous it is, Chef! Throw in a glass of your favorite white wine or prosecco and you’ve made dinner a memorable occasion. Amen, Dennis! Set clams … Your first photograph is my absolute favorite. Bought fresh clams, and there was a fight for who got to eat the last one. Each time has been better. This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. Best linguine and clams I’ve had by far. Yet another insightful ask Chef Dennis! Parsley; Add a few pinches of red pepper flakes, salt to taste. We use all the clams and 1/2 the pasta and most of the sauce is still gone at the end. You have done a wonderful job setting up this watch. Thanks again.. this is Kristina (Dennis I hope you don’t mind me getting in this conversation!). I added them the the onion/garlic was done with the wine. Drain pasta, place in bowl and divide clams and sauce between them. Dish was absolutely delicious!!! Chef While linguine is cooking, in large skillet, add olive oil and diced onions, cook on med heat until translucent (about 5 min.). and now when I am asked to guest post, I tell them they cannot submit my photos to these sites, because I will be doing so (and because they are not their photos). Rinse clams in cold water checking to make sure they are all closed, or that they will close when tapped. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water, drain the linguine in a colander (do not rinse). This is an awesome recipe. I promise they are the easiest thing in the world to cook; once you try it, you’ll wonder what took you so long. sprinkle fresh chopped parsley on top of the clams and serve with grated romano cheese. (If you don't have room for everything in one pan, transfer the clams to a plate and cover to keep warm. Thanks for sharing! Add the shallots and garlic and sauté until just golden, about 30 seconds. I have a question for you, Chef Dennis. I sauté the garlic and onion about 2-3 minutes rather than the 30 seconds, before adding the wine and other ingredients. I was just having a conversation about crediting fellow bloggers, cookbooks, etc with my brother. The only difference will be you’ll have more of an garlic sauce than the added flavors from the clams. When ready to serve, add them back to the pasta on a serving platter). Learn how your comment data is processed. Cook, covered, until the clams open, 6 to 8 minutes. Yr such an inspiration. March 6, 2012 by Chef Dennis Littley 60 Comments. Definitely a new favorite! Steamed clams and dinner in one! Cover and cook over medium-high heat, checking every 2 minutes and removing each clam as it opens. It was fantastic!! For my taste, the salt was a little heavy, so next time I’ll start with 1/2 the amount and go from there. DIRECTIONS. Washing the clams is key so no grittiness!! Chef Dennis worked professionally in White Table Cloth Restaurants for 40 years and has been developing easy to make, restaurant-style recipes since 2009. Lemony, buttery, garlicky, winey clams, everything just perfect. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water, drain the linguine in a colander (do not rinse). Thanks for all the great information…. Linguine with clams is one of my favorite Italian dishes–yours looks wonderful! Delish! Hopefully, with more awareness and bloggers supporting each other, we will all be able to make a dent, even a small one on reducing the number of photos used without permission. This was delicious. Also, I think linguine with clam sauce may be my favorite too. Is that the only ingredient in the sauce? Cant wait to see how it comes out. Other than that followed recipe and it was superb!! Thanks for the great review! This is one of my hubby’s fav meals, great or company! Using a spider or slotted spoon, transfer clams to a large bowl, reserving mixture in pan. I do try to be scrupulous about ‘giving credit where it’s due’ but I do know that I have slipped sometimes. Great to let the linguini absorb the clam juice in the frying pan. Tender clams in a garlicy sauce served over pasta is OMG delicious! Clams open when you freeze them as you’re pretty much killing them. Photos of ingredients helped. The only difference will be that the clams add their juices as they steam open. The clams will open gradually – around 20 minutes. TY for sharing this recipe- linguine and clams is one of my favorites and I will use this recipe again! Easy and satisfying. Recipes For Chopped Sea Clams. Add the final 1 Tbsp. Up to 8 hours in advance but as little as 1, place the olive oil, garlic, and red-pepper flakes in a large … First of all start your pot of water for the pasta heating up, while the water is coming to a boil get out your clams and wash them off in cold water. So they are now frozen. Meanwhile, prep all of the ingredients for the sauce. I love recipes in which each ingredient rings clear and this is one of them – a classic! This is the time for you to inspect your clams, an open clam is a dead clam, (if you tap it and it closes it’s just trying to fool you) so discard any open clams. Let the clams sit for 20 minutes to an hour. If they are open they are not use them! Finally a recipe that brings me back to my childhood. I don’t feel as involved as I should be with the blog community so I don’t know about officially joining the watch. As soon as the pasta water is ready add the pasta and set your timer per instructions. dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc (see note), lemon zest, from 1 lemon, plus more to taste, lemon juice, from 1 lemon, plus more to taste, I'm Jenn Segal - Classically Trained Chef, Cookbook Author & Busy Mom, Maryland Crab Cakes with Quick Tartar Sauce. Highly recommend. This recipe is incredibly delicious and so easy to prepare!! Add garlic, basil, Italian seasoning, parsley, and salt and pepper. If necessary, add some of reserved cooking water to keep moist. Increase the heat to medium and cook the linguine with the clams, tossing occasionally, until the pasta absorbs most of the sauce and is just tender, 1 to 2 minutes. this recipe sounds delicious, and the photos are stunning! I did cook the onions/garlic for about 5-7 minutes, had bar harbor canned clams and used those plus ome of the clam juice. Cook linguine to al dente, according to package directions. 1 pound of linguini. I wasn’t a huge LwC sauce fan before this so thank you for opening my eyes (and mouth). Made for the second time tonite, came out outstanding as usual. Thank you for all you do for us! I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the clams and pasta Rita! If your fishmonger places them in a plastic bag, remove them from the bag immediately when you get home from the supermarket and place them in a bowl (uncovered) in the refrigerator. Throw in a nice tossed salad and some crusty bread and you have a feast! I prepared this recipe for my pregnant fiancé and she, unfortunately, ate my portion too. Mix parsley and clams and stir into oil mixture. We have a place on the beach near Seattle and steamers coming out of our ears. Toss in the clams, then bring to a simmer. For the wine I used Pinot Grigio and just lemon juice no lemon zest (I didn’t have lemons). I’m more of a bounty hunter for bloggers…and my bounty is knowing that I am looking out for other people. My only recommendation would be to remove the clams from the shells after they’ve cooked because they take up too much space and just make it harder to eat. You can always add it later. The best! Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saute pan. I have already passed the recipe on to others! I didn’t have linguini so just used fusilli pasta, but all it did was change the presentation. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. I know it’s a somewhat different flavor, but the tenderness will be there with bay scallops. How much? Be sure that the clams are absolutely fresh and properly cleaned from the sand that they may contain. Wouldn’t change a thing. They really know how to do pasta and seafood. Your linguine looks great! Now, that they’re out on their own, my husband and I have graduated to the good stuff in the shells! Linguine and clams is one of my 6 year old daughters favorite dinners, she will eat the whole bag of clams if I let her which I sometimes more or less do Chef I have a question, If you guest posted on someones blog and then they posted the picture you attatched to your guest post on to Tastespotting under their blog name, whats your thoughts on that? I especially enjoy your tips and hints and I have learned so much from you! Join him on his Culinary Journey enjoying his easy to make Restaurant Style recipes and travel adventures. Add Clams with their juices, bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer and cook for 5 more minutes. You know? I just made this for dinner and it was absolutely amazing! Add the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of parsley; toss to coat. I have had a problem putting the badge on my site even after speaking to the designer. Love the simplicity of preparation, the clam flavor really shines. This was delicious and just like what you would get if you were dining in a good Italian restaurant. I think Kristina explained it perfectly, and it does come down to sites accepting images that do not belong to the person submitting them. Add the pasta … Served with a crusty French baguette to sop up the juice. Jenn, this was beyond words delicious! They must be naturally very salty made as written with the added salt and was inedible ..too salty Made again with no salt added and it was much better but still not restaurant quality. Great recipe, great instruction, and great result!! Delicious! I have tried probably a dozen linguine with FRESH clams recipes now. Made this and it is much less “oily” than our local fish market clams. I contacted the person I posted for and told her I contacted tastespotting to have it removed (most of these sites say the photo should be your own). I’m laughing at myself to admit that I didn’t realize clams were alive until you cook them. I have not had much experience with fresh clams lately and even when I do, I have never known the proper way to prepare or handle them. In a very large sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil until hot but not smoking. I have made this recipe many times. I am happy to be a part of the Neighborhood Watch! I usually make steamed clams as an appetizer– and then have to make dinner on top of that! While the sauce is cooking, bring a large pot of water to a boil. We spend our summers at the Jersey shore. I will try again and if it still doesn’t work, I’ll add it as jpeg with no link. she apologized and said she didn’t know… she was only “trying to get my post more coverage” … tastespotting and all other sites have always removed my photos from other peoples galleries at my request. Its one of our favorite dinners. Combine clams with juice, butter, oil, minced garlic, parsley, basil, and pepper in a large saucepan. Thanks for your input!! That clam dish looks mouth-wateringly good! Add the linguine and cook according to the package directions until just shy of al dente (the pasta should still be firm to the bite since it will cook another minute or two in the sauce). If necessary, add some of reserved cooking water to keep moist. Love love love linguine with clams. Oh my ever loving deliciousness. (ha.). Heat olive oil in large saute pan over medium heat. To complete the meal, toss a salad, warm some crusty bread, and pour a glass of the same white wine that you used to make the sauce. Jenn, thank you, thank you for this recipe I can’t wait to make it again. I added some roasted cherry tomatoes with garlic I had. I’m printing this recipe and making it for the family. Remove the pan from the heat. Meanwhile, add linguine to pasta water. I have a couple of friends who are new to blogging and I’ve sent them to Chef Dennis 101 for some comprehensive info. This is a foolproof and delicious recipe. Awesome. I am so in denial about bloggers literally copying each other–it seems inconceivable that someone could think that is right. For that same reason, it’s one of the first entrées I teach my students to make at the Mount. Thanks for the sound advice. yes I do its listed as Chopped Basil – 1 Tbsp. Will make again and again!! This is a beautiful dish, Chef Dennis! I’ve used it a few times already and adjust as I see fit, but tend to add some fresh farm tomatoes chopped into sauce during cooking. It is important to add ingredients as directed for a most flavorful sauce. The cold might open some of the clams, but they will close if they are not dead when you move them around. Thank you . Please RATE THE RECIPE below! Transfer the linguini with clams to a serving dish or bowls and serve. Add garlic and cook gently, about 10 minutes. I fried the red pepper flakes with the shallots and onion because it helps to release the heat, but otherwise I wouldn’t change anything. I’m very happy to hear you enjoyed my recipe for linguine and clams, it’s my wife’s all-time favorite dinner! Thanks so much The second phase of his reinvention from chef to blogger has earned him a place at the Worlds Dinner Table. LOL. I usually have it on high heat to start. This is delicious- I make clams and linguine often and usually add pancetta to sauté with the shallots – I did not have the pancetta so decided to try this and it’s just as good – the only thing I did different was add a bottle of Bar Harbour clam juice because we like extra sauce for the bread – this is excellent- I’m happy I found it. During this time, the clams will expel sand from inside their shells. If you place them in a plastic bag to get them home, remove them from the bag immediately when you get home and place them in a bowl uncovered in the refrigerator. Briefly sautee the garlic then add the clams, basil and crushed red pepper, and splash of white wine to the pan and cover with a lid allowing the clams to steam open. One of my favorite meals is linguine with clams!! Loved it. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water, drain the linguine in a colander (do not rinse). … place large stock pot on stove to cook pasta per directions on the box (aldente is always best). 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley. Transfer to a serving dish or bowls and serve. Scoop the fresh clam sauce with clams and pour over the pasta. They should take about 7-8 minutes. Going to the top of my repertoire. We ordered a bunch of clams and will try your cioppino recipe tomorrow. Are you looking for a delicious clams recipe with a difference? Chef Dennis is a semi-retired Chef, writer/blogger, photographer, recipe developer and creator of A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis aka Ask Chef Dennis®. Thank you for allowing me share, have a great day! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Authentic Spaghetti Vongole Made with Fresh Littleneck Clams Increase the heat to medium and cook the linguini with the clams, tossing occasionally, until the pasta absorbs most of the sauce and is just tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Discard any clams that do not close their shells or that have cracked or chipped shells. Add the wine, red pepper flakes, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, clams, and 1/4 cup of the parsley; bring to a simmer and cook, covered, until the clams open, 6 to 8 minutes. Throw away any clams that do not open. Everyone raves here about it!! Simmer on low heat for 7 minutes all the while allowing the stock to reduce. It looks as if it is really right in front of me and I have never ever successfully photographed anything in a shell. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Remove sauce from heat and toss with cooked linguine. Excellent recipe. — Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes on December 29, 2020. It also avoids severe timing issue in boiling linguini and frying the sauce. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté until just golden, about 30 seconds. For this dish, you can do all of the prep and make the clam sauce in the time it takes to boil the pasta, so dinner is done in 30 minutes. You’ve got me craving this now and i just had it for dinner last weekend. Thanks for the reminder. I made a meal for two and it was delicious. They are still good to cook with but they won’t have the same juice that you get when you steam fresh clams open. OOOOhhhh….yum. Made this for Christmas Eve dinner! Linguine with clams is one of those dishes that sounds elegant – or at least like the type of thing you’d order at an Italian restaurant instead of making at home – but it’s actually one of the easiest, most affordable pasta dishes you can make. Delicious! Many, many thanks to you Chef Jenn! Wipe out Dutch oven. Outstanding, I followed the recipe as it was only substitution was dried parsley, it was all I had on hand. I definitely can relate to the prep work not being very fun. Copying photos is more a concern with me … it amazes me that something so visiual would be ripped off. Thanks so much! Tender clams in a garlicy sauce served over pasta is OMG delicious! Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, then add pasta and cook until just undercooked (about a 1 … The inclusion of weight as well as quantity count is super helpful. Heat butter and oil in pan. Riccotta Chocolate Chip Cake aka Torta di Ricotta e Cioccolata, The Original Pumpkin Crunch Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Say Goodbye to your Corkscrew and Hello to the Coravin Wine System #StopScrewingAround, Five-Way Cincinnati Chili Recipe an American Classic, Chocolate Mousse Cake with Chocolate Mousse Mascarpone Frosting, I don’t copyright any of my images , but I just wish folks would credit or ask permission more often when they lift images for their own use…. Made this tonight for our low key 54th anniversary dinner. Ladle in about 2 cups pasta water. I know that purists will tell you that you Never put cheese on seafood, but it’s what you enjoy and how you like to eat. I’m located far from fresh clams, so they will cost me a LOT if I want to serve about 30 people. I used chopped arugula bc I didn’t have parsley. Thank you so much for this recipe. Next, place all of the clams in a bowl and cover them with cool tap water.

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