A splash of white wine and a sprinkling of basil simmer right along with garlic, parsley and clams, enlivening the basic sauce for this delightful clam linguini.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 1 (12 ounce) package linguini pasta
- 3 (8 ounce) cans minced clams, with juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons white wine
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large pot with boiling salted water cook linguini pasta until al dente. Drain.
In a large skillet saute the garlic in the olive oil. Add the liquid from the clams, parsley, white wine, basil, and salt and stir well. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir in clams until heated through.
Toss cooked and drained linguini pasta with the clam sauce and serve warm.