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Fresh Garlic Linguine with Clams

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 3 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 6 clams and 1 cup pasta)
Pay close attention to the clams when scrubbing them. If some are opened slightly, give them a gentle tap. If they close, they're fine; if they don't, discard them. If any clams remain closed after they have cooked, discard them as well.

Ingredients

  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated linguine or angel hair pasta
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers
  • 24 littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated Asiago cheese, divided

Nutrition Information

  • calories 339
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 4.9 g
  • monofat 3.3 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 20.8 g
  • carbohydrate 38.1 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 75 mg
  • iron 9.3 mg
  • sodium 155 mg
  • calcium 258 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water.

  2. While pasta cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and bell peppers. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add clams and wine. Cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until shells open.

  3. Add pasta and half of parsley to clams in pan, tossing well to blend. Add reserved 1/4 cup pasta water and half of cheese, tossing well to blend. Sprinkle remaining parsley and cheese evenly over each serving.

Cook's Notes

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