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Old 04-06-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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Linguini and White Clam Sauce

Linguini and White Clam Sauce

Tiny baby clams in shells (these are so small you buy them by the lb., I would say they are about the size of a quarter and worth looking for) OR cleaned clams (out of shells) with clam juice (you may need to add some clam juice if there isn't enough included with the cleaned clams)
Olive oil
Fresh garlic - minced fine
Fresh parsley - minced fine
Ground hot pepper flakes
Salt
Ground black pepper
Dry white wine - your favorite

1 lb. linguini - cooked in salted water then drained
Grated Romano and Parmesan cheeses - optional topping

If using clams in shells: Scrub clam shells thoroughly. Heat pot over medium heat. Place oil in pot. add garlic and cook just till fragrant. Place clams and all other ingredients except linguini and cheese in a pot. Bring to a boil lower heat, cover and cook just till clam shells open. (Do not over cook or clams become rubbery). Each person serves themselves and pulls clams out of shells.

If using cleaned clams: Heat pot over medium heat. Place oil in pot. Add garlic and cook just till fragrant. Place clams, clam juice and all other ingredients except linguini and cheese in a pot. Heat over medium heat just till hot. (Do not over cook or clams become rubbery)

Place cooked linguini in serving bowl. Pour contents of pot over linguini. May add grated cheese to each serving.


THINK GREEN - RECYCLE THE CLAM SHELLS - MAKE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Tiny Clam shells - washed very well inside and out
Uncooked small pasta shells
Wooden ball - drilled through the middle
Red and green rick-rack
Silver and gold metallic pipe cleaners
Yellow fluffy pie cleaners
Red felt - small amount
White and pink paint
Fine tip black maker
Hot glue
Thin Gold twine - to use as the hanger

Make a loop out of the gold twine and thread through the hole in the wooden ball. Tie knot in twine so it doesn't slide back out. Hot glue ball to the pointed end of shell. Decorate as in picture (an angel) or any way you would like. Great children's craft. Just help them with the hot glue as they can get burned.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:11 PM   #2
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That is almost exactly how I make mine! Thanks for reminding me to make this...why has it been so long? Wonderful "think green" tip too!
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:16 PM   #3
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That is almost exactly how I make mine! Thanks for reminding me to make this...why has it been so long? Wonderful "think green" tip too!
thank you!! great minds ........................
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The only thing I do differently is saute some mushrooms and add some sliced lemons.
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