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Monday, November 18, 2013

Yummy! - Food for the Week - Linguine and Clams in a White Sauce.

Clams and Macaroni (in a white sauce) has to be one of my favorite dishes. I could eat it ALL the time, and in BULK. 

I find it complete and utter comfort food. The recipe I grew up with, was not all that healthy... And involved a LOT of cheese... and butter... and oil.... So, I had to figure it out... 

Here is my:
"more Healthy then normal - Clams and Macaroni"

  • 2 TBSP Cooking Oil - I used Canola
  • 1/4 cup - Minced Garlic
  • 2 cups of Chicken Stock
  • 2-3 cups of White Wine - Honestly, I used a White Sangria that I needed to use.
  • 4 cans of minced clams in their own juice 
  • 3 TBSP  Pesto
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese - 1/4 for sauce - 1/4 reserved
  • 1 box of linguine

Seasonings (all to taste):
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Coriander

  1. Bring water to boil, and place pasta in the water. (Remember to salt your water for flavor!)
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the Canola oil in a medium Sauce pan.
  3. Add Minced Garlic, and cook until browned and smelly!
  4. Add Chicken Stock, and stir.
  5. Add White Wine, and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add Clams, Pesto, and Parmesan Cheese. Stir well.
  7. Begin to season to taste. 
  8. Allow sauce to cook for 5-10 minutes on a low simmer.
  9. Ladle a couple scoops of sauce into the bottom of a Bowl. Add the reserved Parmesan cheese.
  10. When Pasta is done, place is on top of the sauce and cheese in the bowl.
  11. Stir until pasta is coated.
  12. Now, slowly, add more sauce.. and stir to coat. You will do this a couple of times until all of the sauce is in the bowl with the pasta. Make sure you use a big enough bowl... We hate MESSES!
  13. Allow Clams and Macaroni to sit, and either serve when warm enough to eat, or place in the fridge for later! 

It is super tasty.. and comfort food...not to mention easy to make.

Yum Yum Yum!

What is on your plate this week?


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