This recipe combines clams, linguine and limes to make a fabulous dish that is simple enough for anyone to make, yet elegant enough to impress even the most picky guests!
If you are unsure what al dente means, it is simply a phrase that means “to cook pasta so that it is still firm when bitten”.
This dish requires the pasta to be cooked al dente, or it will ruin the flavor. So if you overcook the pasta, you may wish to cool it quickly and set it aside to chill later to use in a pasta salad you may wish to make in the future. Then you’ll need to cook another batch of pasta for this recipe.
The best way to determine if pasta is al dente is to bite down on it, it will be firm between the teeth when bitten with the front teeth. Not mushy, and not crunchy, but right there in between.