Linguine with Clam Sauce
Whenever I sit at the beach I am starving and thinking about food.
Nothing is better than beach food.
My friend Joan was talking and her favorite meal is linguine with clam sauce so I had to come home and make it.
My Mom always made this for us so I didn’t think too much about cooking it.
1 1/2 pounds of fresh linguine
One stick of butter
One cup canola oil
6 cloves minced garlic
One cup chicken stock
Two pints fresh chopped clams about 32 ounces.
4 tablespoons rough chopped parsley
Salt to taste because sometimes the clams are salty and sometimes they are not.
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper [optional]
Melt the oil and butter in a saucepan
Add the garlic just until you smell that delicious aroma
Add the clams with all their juices and chicken stock
Let this come to a boil and then simmer for at least 15 to 20 minutes
Bring a large pot with water and one tablespoon salt to a boil
Cook the pasta to your liking.
I like mine slightly undercook and chewy.
Drain the pasta and in the same big pot return the pasta and add the clam sauce.
Let it cook on the stove for two minutes for all the sauce to coat the pasta on medium heat
Take off the heat and add the fresh parsley and plate.
If one would like grated cheese by all means let them have it.
This is a fast delicious meal.
You can make the sauce ahead of time , refrigerate it and then just heat it up.