Linguine with Clam Sauce


12 oz. linguine pasta

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp. unsalted butter

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

2 (6.5 oz) cans minced clams, juices reserved

½ cup heavy cream (or half-and-half)

Salt and pepper

Grated Parmesan, for serving


Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.  Cook pasta according to the package directions until al dente.  Drain well.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet or saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat until the butter is completely melted.  Add the garlic to the pan and sauté until golden and fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add the reserved clam juice to the pan, bring to a simmer, and reduce by about half.  With the heat on medium-low, stir in the clams and the heavy cream.  Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.  

Portion the pasta into warmed serving bowls.  Spoon some of the sauce over the pasta and top with grated Parmesan, if desired.  Serve immediately.

Printed from Annie’s Eats