A light clam sauce served over linguini noodles. Healthy, too!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot with boiling salted water cook linguini pasta until al dente. Drain.

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  • In a large skillet saute the garlic in the olive oil. Add the liquid from the clams, parsley, white wine, basil, and salt and stir well. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir in clams until heated through.

  • Toss cooked and drained linguini pasta with the clam sauce and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

545 calories; protein 43.6g 87% DV; carbohydrates 56.9g 18% DV; fat 15.1g 23% DV; cholesterol 90mg 30% DV; sodium 392.3mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2006
Excellent! Better than I've had in restaurants. Hubby LOVED it. My only slight changes: I added a little more garlic; I used a little less parsley; I didn't use any extra salt; I added a little squirt of lemon juice and some black pepper and red pepper flakes for a little kick. It was awesome! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2012
ill make this recipe again because is fast to make it really easy but it taste too much like can clam i will use the fresh clam Read More
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144 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2006
Excellent! Better than I've had in restaurants. Hubby LOVED it. My only slight changes: I added a little more garlic; I used a little less parsley; I didn't use any extra salt; I added a little squirt of lemon juice and some black pepper and red pepper flakes for a little kick. It was awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
I used this recipe as a base and created my own dish (as others did). I used 1/2 stick butter and a drizzle of olive oil, threw in 6 cloves of minced garlic & let it saute a few, added 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes and let that toast a minute (next time I will add even more), next the wine & let that reduce a minute or two before adding the clam juice and then the juice of half a lemon. The other changes I made: I cooked the pasta a minute or two short and finished cooking it in the clam broth and didn't add the parsley (less than called for) til the last minute. I served it with french bread with butter and a delicious riesling. So good I'm gonna go have my second serving right now! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2007
I made this recipe for my mother for Mother's Day and she loved it. She said it was better than any she has had at any restaurant. I did take others suggestions and used 4 cloves of garlic, 2/3 cup of white wine, half of a lemon (squeezed), pepper and red pepper. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2008
My husband and I eat this all the time the only thing I do differently is in a saucepan I melt half a stick of butter and place the garlic on that cooking on low. And due to this variation I cut back on the olive oil just using a drizzle. Perfect everytime--- Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2006
Very easy to make and delicious. Just to take the bite out of the clam (which can be a little fishy) I squeezed 1/2 of a lemon into the sauce after letting it simmer for 10 minutes. I actually made this 3 times already and I have gotten raves. A good recipe to have when you want to make a quick light dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2014
To make this recipe more authentic add more fresh sliced garlic. Also more white wine another can of clams. Do not cook the clams....just add into the turned off broth. Just before draining the pasta (al dente please!) reserve about 1 cup of pasta water. Just before serving add the pasta water little by little in order to get the right consistency. This dish should not be dry. Sprinkle with parsley and a good grated cheese. Now you have a good dish!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2006
This has always been favorite dish at Italian restaurants so I wanted to try to make it at home. After browsing the various recipies I realize the dish I order is probably loaded with butter and not very healthy.:( So I tried this recipie instead without very high expectations. I was pleasantly surprised at how close it comes to restaurant quality. I would definitely make it again as I probably will not be ordering the full-fat kind very often anymore. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2003
Very flavorful and light perfect for a summer dinner. My 2 year old gobbled it up too! I added a touch of white wine to the sauteeing garlic and butter/oil and juice from half a lemon. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2007
My family of 6 raved over this recipe (even the 3 year old!). I used 4 cloves of garlic a pinch of red pepper and a squirt of lemon juice. Leftovers were great too. Thank you very much! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2012
ill make this recipe again because is fast to make it really easy but it taste too much like can clam i will use the fresh clam Read More
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