Linguine with Clams

Linguine with Clams
Staff Writer
Linguine with Clams
Westside Market NYC

Linguine with Clams

Here's an easy-to-make weeknight dinner: classic linguine with clams. Serve this with a side salad, some crusty Italian bread, and a glass of pinot grigio for a meal that feels like a night out but won't drain your wallet dry.

4
Servings
260
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 Pound linguine or spaghetti
  • 2 dozen manila or littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 1/2 Cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 Cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.

Put the clams and wine in the pot. Cover and cook over high heat until the clams open, for about 5 minutes. Transfer the opened clams to a bowl using a slotted spoon, leaving the broth in the pot. Discard any unopened clams. Strain the clam broth by pouring it through a fine-meshed sieve into a small bowl. Set aside.

Put the olive oil, garlic, and pepper flakes in same pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, just until the garlic colors.

Add the clams, broth, and parsley and stir well to combine. Heat just until simmering. To serve, toss the clams with the cooked pasta.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
17g
19%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
29mg
3%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
23mg
3%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
560mg
37%
Water
114g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Clam Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Clam Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.