Linguini with White Wine Clam Sauce

10
9
9
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
28 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
18 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Healthy Italian food is here to stay with our lightened up clam sauce. It's an easy-to-make gourmet meal for seafood lovers.

Ingredients

uncooked linguini

1 pound(s)

olive oil

1 Tbsp

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), finely minced

crushed red pepper flakes

tsp

fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), fresh, finely minced

basil

2 tsp, fresh, finely minced

canned clams

13 oz, drained, liquid reserved, chopped or minced

white wine

¼ cup(s)

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

Instructions

  1. Cook linguini, al dente, according to instructions on box.
  2. In another large pot, gently heat oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook, stirring, for about 15 to 20 seconds, without allowing the garlic to burn. Add parsley and basil; cook, stirring, until coated and incorporated, about 30 to 45 seconds more.
  3. Add reserved clam juice and white wine. Bring to a boil; boil, uncovered, for about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently until liquid begins to reduce, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add clams and simmer until just heated, about 30 to 60 seconds. Add linguini and toss until it’s well coated, about 30 to 45 seconds. Serve immediately. Garnish with more chopped parsley, if desired. Yields about 1 1/3 cups per serving.

Notes

Have all your ingredients measured and prepared before you start cooking. That way you can make the sauce easily without over cooking the garlic mixture or the clams. If you don’t have white wine, substitute 1/4 cup of bottled clam juice instead. Serve with a tomato salad or steamed red chard.

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