Linguine with Garlicky Clams and Peas

Linguine with Garlicky Clams and Peas Recipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Fresh linguine from the supermarket's refrigerated section cooks quickly, so this dish comes together in a flash. Crusty bread and a tossed green salad will round out the meal.

Worthy of a special occasion


4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1 1/2 teaspoons basil)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 368
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 11.9 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 6.9 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 19.8 g
Carbohydrate 46.5 g
Fiber 4.3 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 961 mg
Calcium 166 mg


1 (9-ounce) package fresh linguine
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
3 (6 1/2-ounce) cans chopped clams, undrained
1 cup organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup frozen green peas
1/2 cup (2 ounces) preshredded Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


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

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Drain clams, reserving clams and 1/2 cup juice. Add reserved clam juice, broth, wine, and pepper to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add clams and peas to pan; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add pasta to pan; toss well. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.


Karen Levin,

June 2007
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