Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Linguini with Clam Sauce

We had company for dinner Saturday night before a show at the Liberty. It was a take on the early married company dinner of a huge salad, spaghetti, garlic bread and jug wine.

But we're not early married and so being a bit more "sophisticated", dinner was still a huge salad, but the pasta was linguini with white clam sauce, and the wine was not in jugs but in bottles. Bread was a home boule. Dessert was a rustic apple crostada.
We had a nice crowd and so two big platters of pasta were served. And there was very little left.

It's an easy recipe and went together very quickly. A perfect easy dinner before the big show!

Linguini with Clam Sauce

1 pound linguini
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 t. dried thyme leaves (or 1 T. fresh)
1/2 to 1 t. crushed red pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
15 ounce can whole baby clams, with their juice
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and the linguini and cook to al dente.

In a large skillet, add oil, garlic, thyme and red pepper flakes. Stir for a little while (don't let the garlic burn). Add wine to the pan and give the pan a shake. Add clams and their juice. Drain pasta and add it to the clam sauce. Toss and coat the pasta in sauce with clams until the pasta absorbs the flavor and juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt, add parsley and serve.


Amy said...

Sounds like fun and looks yummy! Is that your house on the top of your blog? It's so pretty!

Martha said...

That is my home at the top of the blog -- we named it Linderhof!

Anonymous said...

Oh Martha,
Your Linguini and Clam Sauce looks wonderful. You just gave me my supper idea..Thank you!!

I have never seen a fairy ring. What is it, a ring of mushrooms? Now you have me interested. I will be out looking for fairy rings.

SmilingSally said...

That's a good way to feed a large, hungry bunch.

Pam said...

Your home is beautiful. I have been wanting a good recipe for linguini with clam sauce for a while. Thanks for sharing!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I'm not sure we have clams in a can in Arkansas!! I'll have to look for those, because this looks so good. laurie

Kathleen said...

I like easy recipes. This one looks very good. Thanks for sharing it.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

I haven't fixed this in years. How fun. It was always one of our standbys. Thanks for reminding me how much we like it.

Bernideen said...

My hubby would just love this!

Martha said...

Yum, yum, yum! One of my favorites! Hope you'll stop by my blog party at Menagerie this weekend and hope you'll join me and the other Krazy ladies at The Krazy Kitchen too all week long to link up your great recipes!

Have a great weekend! :-)

for the love of a house said...

Looks great Martha! I'll have to try this recipe soon!