Monday, June 15, 2009

Linguine with Garlicky Clams & Peas

Why do I always forget that eating healthier isn't all rabbit food...

...it doesn't have to be boring...

and... in fact...

It can be totally delicious!!

I don't know!!

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This is another Cooking Light recipe.

I just changed the basil to flat leaf parsley. You can use whatever herbs you like.

Linguine with Garlicky Clams & Peas
1 9oz package fresh linguine
2 TBLS olive oil
4 large garlic cloves, minced
3 61/2oz cans of chopped clams, undrained
1 C vegetable stock
1/4 C dry white wine
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 C frozen peas
1/2 C Parmesan, shredded
2 TBLS fresh parsley, chopped

Cook pasta according to direction on package.
Drain and keep warm.
Drain clams, reserve clams and 1/2 C clam juice; discard remaining juice.
Saute garlic in olive oil in a large skillet. Add 1/2 C clam juice, stock, wine and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add clams and peas and cook until heated through. Add cooked linguine to pan and toss well. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan and chopped parsley.
Makes 4 hearty servings.

Per serving:
Calories: 403.8
Fat: 11.5
Carbs: 46.4
Protein: 24

This is all you need.
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Cook pasta according to direction on package.
Drain and keep warm.
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Saute garlic in olive oil in a large skillet.

Add 1/2 C clam juice, stock, wine and crushed red pepper.

Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add clams and peas and cook until heated through.
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Add cooked linguine to pan and toss well.

Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan and chopped parsley.
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This was so tasty and delicious!!

Add a nice green salad and you're all set!

12 comments:

Cathy said...

I love clams in pasta! I think this is going on the menu for this week - minus the peas since hubby doesn't like them.

girlichef said...

This does sound good. I love clams...they sound perfect in here!

Michele said...

That looks delicious! I recently printed out a recipe from Lidia Bastianich which is similar it's clam sauce with broccoli!

DDpie said...

Yumo Spryte! perfect summertime pasta dish :)

Culinary Alchemist said...

YUM!sounds absolutely delish! of course, anything is delicious with clams. ;)

Bob said...

I'm not a big clam fan, but the concept sounds great.

I get the same way with light cooking. I think it's because it used to be all rabbit food and rice cakes. Although my girlfriend actually like rice cakes. I always thought they should be used as coasters. ;)

Denise said...

Yummy. Garlic and clams, cant get much better than that.

Tangled Noodle said...

Clam sauce pasta is an absolute favorite! This is a great recipe and one I'm certain to try! I love CL - their recipes are healthy while still tasting like luxurious food.

teresa said...

Isn't it the truth! It's when I'm eating unhealthy that I think healthy food is gross, but really, it's quite fantastic, as is this dish!

Natashya said...

Mmm, you had me with garlicky..

doggybloggy said...

This one I could smell - the memory of these flavors came through with this post....

Danielle said...

Looks YUMMY. I'd have to change the clams to chicken though (sorry, can't help it LOL)but I like your swap with the italian parsley. I like basil and all but sometimes it can be too much. and I dont think my husband likes basil all that much.