Linguine With Red Pesto Clam Sauce

"My favorite pasta dish is Linguine Alle Vongole or linguine with clam sauce. This quick version uses tomato pesto which adds a really nice flavor to the dish. If you can’t get tomato pesto, you can use basil pesto. Big fan of clams? Use 2 cans but only liquid from 1 can. The trick to this recipe is to make the sauce while the linguine cooks so that it’s all ready at the same time. Buon Appetito!"
 
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Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
14
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cook linguine in a large pot of salted water. Boil for 1 minute less than the instructions on the box say to cook it for. Strain but do not rinse.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes or until translucent. Do not brown them.
  • Strain the liquid from the clams and add liquid to pan. Set clams aside. Add the white wine and white wine vinegar and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 4 minutes. Lower heat slightly. Add clams, pesto, oregano and nutmeg to wine mixture and heat through. Stir until combined and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add warm pasta and parsley, heat through and toss to combine. Garnish with parmesan and parsley and serve immediately!

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Reviews

  1. Starrynews
    This was fantastic! Quick to make, and packed with flavor! We really enjoyed this. I used homemade tomato pesto. Thanks for sharing! ZWT7
     
  2. Artandkitchen
    We all enjoyed this fast dish very much. <br/>Done with homemade pesto, fresh oregano and tricolor spaghetti. I added some canned artichoke hearths, beacause I wanted to add some veggies to our meal. All in one it's easy and tasty.<br/>The nutmeg flavour was a great new touch for us!<br/>Done for ZWT7.
     
  3. PaulaG
    This a delicious 30 minute or less meal. The recipe was reduced to serve 2 and a full 10 oz can of clams was used. Instead of the white wine I used additional broth from the clams. The pesto was a homemade tomato pesto. Both of us really enjoyed this served with steamed broccoli and red peppers as a side.
     
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  1. PaulaG
    This a delicious 30 minute or less meal. The recipe was reduced to serve 2 and a full 10 oz can of clams was used. Instead of the white wine I used additional broth from the clams. The pesto was a homemade tomato pesto. Both of us really enjoyed this served with steamed broccoli and red peppers as a side.
     

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I love great food and I particularly like trying cuisines new to me! Although I don't prepare as much food as I used to, creating in my kitchen is still one of my favourite things to do. Enjoy!
 
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