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Pasta - Pasta with White Clam Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by gollygeewillikers

Makes 4 servings



Here we toss a light clam sauce with whole-wheat pasta and top it with a vibrant combination of lemon zest, parsley and garlic. Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta - Pasta with white clam sauce

12 cloves garlic (recipe calls for 1 head)
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons shallot, (half a large, minced)
1/4 tablespoon dried marjoram
1/16 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
9 ounces canned chopped clams, drained, juices reserved
1/8 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 pound whole-wheat linguine, or spaghetti
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon butter
1 Lemon wedges, for garnish
1/8 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 clove garlic, finely chopped

Recipe Directions for Pasta - Pasta with white clam sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Rub off excess papery skin from garlic head without separating cloves, and slice about 1/2 inch off the top. Place head on a square of foil (cut-end up). Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of water and pinch the edges of the foil together to make a package. Roast until cloves are very soft, 40 to 50 minutes. Unwrap and let cool slightly. Squeeze cloves out of skins into a small bowl; set aside.

  3. Heat oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add shallot and cook until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add marjoram and crushed red pepper; cook until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Add wine and bring to a boil. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until mixture has reduced to 1/4 cup, 10 to 14 minutes. (The wine will be nearly evaporated.) Reduce heat to low; add reserved clam juice and roasted garlic and whisk until smooth. Stir in clams and 1/8 cup parsley; heat gently over low heat. Keep sauce warm.

  4. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions.

  5. Meanwhile, make gremolata: combine 1/8 cup parsley, lemon zest and garlic clove; mix well.

  6. Drain the pasta and transfer to a large, warm serving bowl. Stir lemon juice and butter into clam sauce, and pour over pasta. Toss gently, then sprinkle the gremolata over the top. Serve immediately, with lemon wedges.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 179.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
262
Calories from Fat
38
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.2g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
44mg
15%
Sodium
259mg
11%
Potassium
271mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
43.5g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
2.6g
Protein
7.7g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 4% Iron 15%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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