I never tasted or made clam sauce before, but my boyfriend loves spicy red clam linguine so I came up with this recipe. It was extremely tasty. He really really loved it and said it was as good, if not better, than any restaurant. This is a very simple recipe and very delicious. It has a lot of kick to it so if you don't like spicy leave out the chili pepper and cayenne. I personally used more pepper flakes and cayenne than this recipe has because we like it really spicy. I also can't emphasize how important it is to use fresh herbs if available. They really make a difference. I served this over linguine. This is the first recipe I have ever posted on this site, so I'm sentimental about it.