Sunday, June 2, 2013

Doing Dinner #3: Linguine + White Clam Sauce

One of the things I enjoy most is making dinner with my mom to make Sunday nights happier...

Tonight, we made linguine with clam sauce!

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

(adapted from here)


  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
  • 1 bunch of garlic, minced
  • 2-6.5 oz. cans chopped clams
  • 1-10 oz. can whole baby clams
  • 1 tsbp. oregano, chopped
  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. salt, to taste
  • 2-12 oz. boxes whole wheat linguine
  • Grated Parmesan


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter in the olive oil.
  2. Add the garlic and cook until golden (DO NOT burn!)
  3. Add the clam juice, oregano and parsley; simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the clams, pepper flakes and salt, and cook until heated through.
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  6. Return pasta to pot and combine with clam sauce.
  7. Serve and top with Parmesan!
NOTE: My mom and I have a tendency to automatically add more red pepper and garlic than what the original recipe calls for, so adjust accordingly. We like our garlic!


I hope everyone's weekend was as good as mine!

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