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.

Clamguine
Servings Prep Time
10 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 Minutes 5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 Minutes 5 Minutes
Clamguine
Servings Prep Time
10 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 Minutes 5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 Minutes 5 Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water and the salt to a rolling boil.
  2. Add the linguine and cook until al dente.
  3. As the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a sauce pan. Add the garlic and pepper and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Add the zest and juice of the 5 limes.
  5. Add the clams, cover pot, and cook until the clams open. This should take about 5 minutes. Remove lid and discard any clams that did not open. Remove from heat.
  6. Drain the pasta and add to the clams and clam broth. Cover pan and let the dish rest for 5 to 6 minutes, which allows the pasta to soak up the clam juice.
  7. Toss in the cilantro, parsley and mint, toss gently but thoroughly.
  8. Spoon the pasta and clams into bowls, salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle remaining juice over the servings. You do not want the pasta to be sitting in juice, you simply want to use the juice as an ingredient to add a richer flavor.
Share this recipe with your friends!
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.



Leave a Reply