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I made this for a special romantic dinner for me and my husband. Very delicious and surprisingly easy to make. The pepper flakes were an added twist. We both thought we were dining in a classy restaurant. Thanks Maine-iac.

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bella214 November 04, 2002

This was excellent! Pasta with clam sauce is a treat I seldom get to enjoy, as my family doesn't much like clams. I divvied the recipe by 3 and had a generous solo dinner with this -- something I will definitely repeat next time I'm dining by my lonesome. This was very easy to prepare, used ingredients I had on hand, and was ready in minutes. The only alteration I made was to omit the onion (my onion looked way past its prime so I left it out); I also used fresh basil and parsley, rather than dried, since I have fresh herbs growing right now. Thanks for the recipe; it's a keeper!

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Lennie July 07, 2002

i made this tonight and it was awsome the best i have ever had in 70 years i made the white clam sauce 8 hrs ahead so the spices could meld
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whsheafe March 08, 2011

OMG! I was a little skeptical about the Old Bay Seasoning but this recipe ROCKS! I didn't change anything except that I doubled it. Kids and BF agree... this is a keeper! Thanks!

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VonTorrGSD June 25, 2011

My husband and I enjoyed this recipe. I prepared it exactly as written and I would not change a thing! The spice from the old bay and red peppers gave this dish a delightful kick. I served it with a tossed salad.

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Sunsh1ne July 14, 2010

Great recipe! We like things a bit spicy and used a half Tbsp of red pepper flakes. Also drained one of the cans of clams and replaced the liquid in that can with white wine. This could easily feed 6 people when served with salad and bread. Next time I will cut the recipe in half when cooking for only a few people. Thanks for the great quick meal!

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~MollyM October 12, 2009

Had this Friday and it was the best clam sauce I've tried so far. I was leery about the Old Bay Seasoning being of Italian descent. I never would have thought to use it. But it turned out delicious. Served with a salad and garlic bread.

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Marich October 10, 2009

We loved this! I'm just cranky because it's far better than my own Clam Linguine recipe. Thank you for posting!

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sandrasothere September 19, 2008

My husband and I loved this recipe....this is one of our favorite dishes to order in Italian restaurants. Like Aunt Maimes, I'd been using another Zaar recipe but I prefer this one due to the lower fat content. My husband said this was spicier (not good, to him) but that was my own fault as I was very heavy-handed with the crushed red pepper flakes...I love spicy!! I used fresh basil and parsley from my garden but dried mediterranean oregano. Also, I used a large 14-oz. can of sea clams that I bought off a bargain table at my grocery store, along with one of the smaller canned minced clams. The sea clams were awesome! They're about the size of a silver dollar and they were tender and tasty, I hope I can find them again. I served this over some imported tomato/basil linguine and dinner was excellent tonight. Crusty bread is is needed to sop up the delicious juices. We'll definitely be making this again but I just may be not so heavy-handed with the crushed red pepper, darn it. Thanks Maine-iac, this is a definite keep in my house!

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Hey Jude August 01, 2008

LIke going to heaven! Made exact with a little white wine! made twice this week!

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Old-fashioned Linguine with White Clam Sauce