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Linguine with Tarragon And Clam Sauce

 

Try something different for dinner and enjoy this scrumptious dish that's made with a savory clam sauce seafood lovers will adore.
18

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

45

min

Ready

60

min

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

¾ pounds pasta, linguine
dry
2 each garlic
cloves
2 tablespoons tarragon leaves
fresh, chopped or 1 ts dried
30 each clams
steamers
*
½ cup wine
dry white
*
¼ cup olive oil
teaspoon red pepper flakes
*
1 x salt
to taste
*
1 x black pepper
to taste
*

Directions

Mince the garlic. Chop the tarragon. Scrub the clams, discarding any that have opened. Place clams and wine in a large pot; cook, covered, over medium-high heat, shaking occasionally, until all the clams have opened, about 6 minutes.

Remove pot from heat and allow clams to cool. Remove clams from shells; if using steamers, pull off the black portion of the neck. Swish clams in the cooking liquid to remove any loose sand. Strain cooking liquid through cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Chop clams and put them in a bowl with the strained cooking liquid. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of the olive oil over low heat in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the tarragon and red-pepper flakes and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the clams and cooking liquid, bring to a simmer, and remove saucepan from the heat. Season with salt and pepper.

NOTE: Recipe can be made to this point several hours ahead.

Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water until tender. Meanwhile, reheat the clam sauce if made ahead. Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Toss linguine with the clam sauce and adjust the seasoning, if desired. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 105g (3.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 44730% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 5% Iron 20%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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