Linguine with Clam Sauce

Linguine with Clam Sauce Recipe
Randy Mayor; Jen Rotenstreich
This linguine dish with clam sauce is one of those magical recipes that you can make with mostly pantry ingredients yet the results are impressive and delicious.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup linguine mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 290
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 7.7 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 32 g
Carbohydrate 21.7 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 97 mg
Iron 26.9 mg
Sodium 415 mg
Calcium 190 mg

Ingredients

1 (9-ounce) package fresh linguine
4 bacon slices
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 (6 1/2-ounce) cans minced clams, drained
1 (8-ounce bottle) clam juice
1/4 cup (1 ounce) preshredded fresh Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

While pasta cooks, place bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, and crumble. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in pan. Add garlic and basil; sauté for 30 seconds. Add bacon, lemon juice, and the next 4 ingredients (lemon juice through clam juice); cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Combine the pasta and clam mixture, and toss well. Sprinkle with cheese.

Note:

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November 2001
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