Classic Linguine with Clam Sauce


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Classic Linguine with Clam Sauce

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    When dining in, here’s a restaurant-quality dish you’ll enjoy—classic Italian linguine with clams in a garlicky white wine sauce. Serve with toasted crusty bread and a glass of white wine to finish off the meal.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 2
    24 Fish Market fresh littleneck clams
    ½ (16-oz.) pkg. linguine
    1 tbsp. plus ½ cup Hy-Vee extra virgin olive oil, divided
    5 large garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
    2 shallots, thinly sliced
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee crushed red pepper
    5 sprigs fresh oregano, tied together with kitchen string
    3 fresh bay leaves
    Zest strips from 1 lemon
    ½ c. dry white wine
    ½ c. finely chopped Italian parsley
    Coarsely ground Hy-Vee black pepper, to taste
    Crusty bread, toasted; for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Large bowl
    • Large pot with lid
    • Colander
    • Large sauté pan or deep skillet
    • Large spoon
    • Bowl
    • Tongs
    • 2 serving bowls
    • Ladle
    • Sharp knife
    • Cutting board


    1. Soak clams in a large bowl of clean water for 20 minutes. Remove clams from the water, leaving sandy residue in the bottom of bowl. Scrub shells well under cold running water. Discard any opened clams.

    2. Meanwhile, cook linguine in a large pot of boiling salted water according to pkg. directions. Drain pasta; toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Cover to keep warm.

    3. Heat remaining ½ cup olive oil in a large sauté pan or deep skillet over low heat. Stir in garlic, shallots and red pepper. Add oregano bundle, bay leaves and strips of lemon zest. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until garlic and shallots are softened.

    4. Remove sauté pan from heat. Arrange clams on top of shallot mixture in an even layer; pour wine over clams. Return sauté pan to heat and bring to a simmer. Cover and steam for 10 to 12 minutes or until clams open. Occasionally shake sauté pan to ensure even cooking.

    5. Discard any unopened clams. Transfer 6 clams to a bowl; set aside. Shuck remaining clams; discard shells. Add clams to sauce.

    6. Stir parsley into sauce. Add pasta; toss to combine. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Season to taste with black pepper.

    7. Divide pasta into 2 serving bowls and top each with 3 reserved clams. Ladle white wine sauce over each. Serve with crusty bread.

    Nutrition facts


    1140 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 66g
    • Cholesterol: 45mg
    • Sodium: 240mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 97g
    • Protein: 38g

    Daily Values

    Iron 40%
    Calcium 10%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 10%