Linguine with Clam Sauce

Number served:

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Butter - 1 teaspoon
  • Green onions (or yellow onions) chopped - 1 2/3 tablespoon
  • fresh garlic (peeled and sliced) - 1 tablespoon
  • white wine - 3 fl
  • parsley (chopped) - 1 tablespoon
  • mushrooms (sliced) - 3 1/5 tablespoon
  • dry pasta (Linguine, cooked. can substitute other types of pasta) - 1 cup
  • canned clams (with juice. clams can be whole or diced) - 1 cup

Directions:

This is a fast recipe to make, but you will be cooking with two pans at once. Add more or less clams and juice to the recipe depending on your taste for clams. If you don't use many clams then you might have to add a little water to the frying pan while cooking. Start a large pan of salted water to boil. Peel and thinly slice the garlic and chop the onions. Heat olive oil and butter in a frying pan and add the onion and cook for a minute, stirring as needed. Then add the garlic. The water should be boiling so add the Linguine pasta (or, you can substitute other types of pasta). Note: you don't want to fully cook the pasta; when you taste it it should have some slight crunch since we will re-cook it with the sauce. If the recipe for cooking the pasta indicates a 10 minute cooking time, only boil the pasta for about 8 or 9 minutes. Add the white wine, sliced mushrooms, and the clam juice (not the clams, yet!) to the frying pan and simmer for at least 5 minutes. Add the drained pasta, parsley and simmer for a few more minutes. Finally, add the clams and simmer for another 3 or 4 minutes and then immediately serve. The dish is done when the pasta is fully cooked - taste it before serving to check for doneness.

Optional: serve with parmesan cheese

Get creative: based on the statistics of over 100,000 recipes, here are some other ingredients that are commonly used with the ingredients in this recipe that you might want to experiment by adding one or two of the following (amounts adjusted assuming you making 2 servings):

  • chives : 1/2 tablespoon
  • bread crumbs : 1/2 tablespoon
  • celery : 2 tablespoon
  • capers : 1/8 teaspoon
  • red wine : 1 tablespoon
  • coconut oil : 1/2 teaspoon
  • fresh thyme : 1/8 teaspoon
  • olive oil : 1/2 teaspoon
  • zucchini squash : 2 tablespoon
  • green onions : 1 tablespoon

Approximate nutrients
per serving
(% daily requirement):


  • vitamin_b12 2338%

    canned clams: 2338%

  • iron 990%

    canned clams: 881%
    mushrooms: 1%
    parsley: 10%
    white wine: 89%
    Green onions: 4%
    Olive oil: 3%

  • vitamin_k 72%

    parsley: 54%
    Green onions: 11%
    Olive oil: 6%

  • copper 49%

    canned clams: 43%
    mushrooms: 2%
    white wine: 3%

  • fat_mono_unsaturated 44%

    Butter: 10%
    Olive oil: 33%

  • manganese 40%

    canned clams: 31%
    white wine: 9%

  • fat_saturated 36%

    Butter: 29%
    Olive oil: 6%

  • phosphorus 31%

    canned clams: 27%
    white wine: 4%

  • vitamin_c 28%

    canned clams: 19%
    parsley: 5%
    white wine: 2%
    Green onions: 1%

  • vitamin_a_rae 27%

    canned clams: 14%
    parsley: 1%
    Butter: 11%

  • protein 25%

    canned clams: 25%

  • riboflavin 24%

    canned clams: 21%
    mushrooms: 2%

  • cholesterol 20%

    canned clams: 12%
    Butter: 8%

  • choline 17%

    canned clams: 17%

  • niacin 16%

    canned clams: 14%
    mushrooms: 1%

  • energy_in_kcal 14%

    canned clams: 3%
    white wine: 3%
    Butter: 3%
    Olive oil: 4%

  • vitamin_e 13%

    canned clams: 2%
    Butter: 1%
    Olive oil: 9%

  • pantothenic_acid 10%

    canned clams: 8%
    mushrooms: 2%

  • potassium 10%

    canned clams: 7%
    white wine: 2%

  • sodium 10%

    canned clams: 4%
    white wine: 1%
    Butter: 4%

  • thiamin 8%

    canned clams: 8%

  • calcium 7%

    canned clams: 5%
    white wine: 2%

  • fat_poly_unsaturated 7%

    canned clams: 1%
    Butter: 1%
    Olive oil: 4%

  • magnesium 7%

    canned clams: 3%
    white wine: 4%