Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

Linguine with Clam Sauce


Here is an easy, tried and true recipe from my personal stash. Two things: 1) if you want to try the recipe, go buy fresh parsley – the dried stuff will only add some color but no flavor and 2) don’t even bother making this if you aren’t going to bother with good cheese on top – seriously it will be a little blah without the cheese. If you don’t have one of these already:


go and buy one. Then buy yourself a little block of Asiago cheese. You’ll never use that Kraft stuff again.

Linguine with Clam Sauce

1 T Olive Oil

1 bunch green onions, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 C finely chopped fresh parsley

1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes

1 dash ground cayenne pepper

1/2 C dry white wine

1 C water (I use a cup of the water the pasta boils in because it helps thicken this a little – it is a very, very thin “sauce”)

2 10oz cans of whole baby clams or chopped clams

12 oz cooked linguine

Saute onion and garlic in the olive oil for a couple of minutes to mellow the flavor a bit. Add the rest of the ingredients to heat through – simmer a couple of minutes. Toss this with the cooked linguine.


Serve with grated Asiago or other hard italian cheese.


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10 Comments to

“Linguine with Clam Sauce”

  1. On August 27th, 2007 at 9:33 pm Gail Says:

    It looks delicious!! Can’t I just come to your house when you make it?

  2. On August 28th, 2007 at 5:13 am carla Says:

    you are so motivated.

    If *I* posted MY MEALS I fear people would gag 🙂

  3. On August 28th, 2007 at 7:51 am Trace Says:

    Sound great (or YUMMO as Rach would say, ha ha). Actually we have flat leaf parsley in our herb garden. It is growng out of control!! I had no idea that it would flourish so much outside of a pot.

  4. On August 28th, 2007 at 8:34 am Julie Lussier Says:

    YUMMY. Cannot wait to try it. Serge will LOVE it.

  5. On August 28th, 2007 at 9:07 am DQ Says:

    How do you find the time for these lovely dishes? What a yummy mummy. . .

  6. On August 28th, 2007 at 9:47 am Jane Says:

    Thanks for sharing!!! I wonder if you can use something other than clams? They are not my favorite… any suggestions?

  7. On August 28th, 2007 at 9:51 am Nancy Says:

    That looks yummy!!
    I don’t normally do clams, but I will have to make it.
    I just bought Rachel Rays 30 minute meals to try to get motivated.
    It is so hard now that I am not working to get motivated to make good meals, best of intentions and then Victoria smiles and wants to play 🙂

  8. On August 28th, 2007 at 3:20 pm Kim Says:

    Yeah – I don’t cook – but wanted to say how much I adore Asiago cheese!!! It’s my new fav!!! (and they have it at Sam’s Club for a really good price)

  9. On August 28th, 2007 at 8:26 pm Meena Says:

    That looks GREAT!! Can I ask you, where the heck do you get the time to cook??? I have been home a month now and still don’t feel like I have the time eat some junky thing from a box let alone prepare a beautiful meal! I’ve lost 6 lbs already, not complaining in the least, just don’t get where you find the time. Where is Sabrina while you’re doing all this? Isn’t she hanging on your leg or expecting to be carried around the house on your hip??? You also just did a move to another state. How DO you do it? Seriously! HOW!!

  10. On August 29th, 2007 at 8:42 pm Tera Says:

    Sal – i – vating.

    God bless.

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