Linguini with Clam Sauce
May 17th, 2011|Filed Under Pasta, Recipes

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Cooking with clams makes me nervous — almost as nervous as I felt for Star Jones when Nene Leakes delivered her verbal beat down on Celebrity Apprentice. It was so intense that Obama went and nabbed Osama bin Laden in order to interrupt The Donald’s show. Props to the President for sparing us watching three black contestants leave the show in one episode. I see a trend at NBC. Watch your back Al Roker!!!!

Turns out, cooking clams isn’t so scary. The only thing you need to do is make sure you clean the clams properly: Add the clams to a large pot of water, making sure the water covers all the cockles. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of corn meal and 1 tablespoon of salt over the cockles and add the pot to the refrigerator for 2 hours. When you’re ready to cook them, just rinse the clams and they’re ready to go.

Recipe: Linguini with Clam sauce


  • 1 Pound Linguini
  • 2 Shallots – Minced
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 5 Cloves Garlic – Smashed
  • ½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Fresh Black Pepper
  • 1 Lemon – Zested and Juiced
  • 3 Tablespoons Italian Parsley – Chopped
  • 2 Pounds Cockle Clams


  1. In a large pan, add the olive oil, shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, until the shallots are soft. After 3 minutes add all the other ingredients except the parsley, cover and cook for 5 minutes. When you remove the cover, you will notice that the clams have all opened up. Discard the ones that haven’t opened and remove the shells of any of the cockles where they’ve split apart. Toss with linguini, sprinkle with parsley and enjoy the silence.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

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2 Responses to “Linguini with Clam Sauce”

  1. I have never had clam sauce, and I am not sure if I have even had a clam!!! Haha – I guess I need to try those things.

  2. Lumnie says:

    that seems pretty simple. maybe i’ll make it tomorrow =)

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