By Maine-iac on January 22, 2002
Photo by Pismo
Photo by Pismo
"This recipe is easy and takes less than 20 minutes. It's one of my weekend favorites and has been a family tradition for years."
Serving Size: 1 (385 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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. "
"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!"
"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
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"We loved this! I'm just cranky because it's far better than my own Clam Linguine recipe. Thank you for posting!"
"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!"
"LIke going to heaven! Made exact with a little white wine! made twice this week!"
"Can't believe how easy this was. I remembered I had a can of clam sauce that I bought for the first time and hadn't used yet, so when I saw this recipe I was thrilled. I didn't see that you needed 3 cans so I just made a smaller portion and it was delish! So simple. I used dry seasoning but fresh parsley. I like that it had a little heat to it with the pepper flakes. Will make again."
"Doubled the recipe, DH and in laws loved it! Finally a linguini and clam sauce that actually has clams! I did thicken the sauce a little with corn starch and some clam juice~~per another review. Lovely meal with crusty bread."
"I have tried a lot of clam sauce recipes - this is now #1"
"My goto recipe for when I have friends coming on short notice. I let it simmer a bit longer so it become thicker and really grabs the pasta. This is a phenomenal recipe with or without the extra time."
"Love this recipe! I make it exactly as written and it turns out perfect every time. Just like a restaurant."
"I made by following the ingredients and instructions exactly. It was fantastic!! Used for company ans everyone loved it. I am now going to cut the recipe down for the 2 of us. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe."
"although this is nothing like what my family considers "traditional" clam sauce, it was so delicious that we are sticking with this recipe. i use frozen minced clams, and fresh herbs. it is so good!"
"Delish! And very quick and easy to make! My husband called it "restaurant quality.""
"Thank you so much for this recipe, it is now a staple recipe at our household!"