This is one of my favorite ways to eat clams though I also adore good fried clams, steamers and clam chowder. Perhaps I just love clams! I love most seafood though. I first had linguine with red clam sauce at about 12 years of age on a trip to North Conway New Hampshire with my cousin's grandparents. Being a kid who was NOT going to order a cheeseburger, I fell in love with this. There is a good canned brand available in Maine by a national company which I will use when not feeling well in a pinch. I much prefer homemade though and I hope to make a few converts to a dish I so relish! I have also used tiny shrimp for this and it is very nice as well. This is a quick and easy way to make this sauce so enjoy!