Seaside Symphony Linguine with Clam Sauce


Transport your senses to the Italian coastline with our Seaside Symphony Linguine with Clam Sauce. This dish is a harmonious blend of tender linguine pasta, enveloped in a savory, garlicky clam sauce, punctuated with the fresh brininess of clams. It's a simple yet elegant meal that encapsulates the flavors of the sea.

Seaside Symphony Linguine with Clam Sauce

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 portion (approximately 200g)

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 500mg


  • Linguine pasta – 1 pound (450g)
  • Canned clams in juice – 2 cans (6.5 ounces each)
  • Fresh clams in shell – 1 pound (450g)
  • Garlic, minced – 4 cloves
  • Olive oil – 2 tablespoons (30ml)
  • White wine – ½ cup (120ml)
  • Red pepper flakes – ½ teaspoon (2.5g)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped – ¼ cup (15g)
  • Lemon zest – 1 teaspoon (5g)
  • Salt and pepper – to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook linguine until al dente, following package instructions.
  3. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water, then drain the pasta.
  4. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes, sautéing until fragrant.
  6. Pour in white wine and simmer until reduced by half.
  7. Add canned clams with juice and fresh clams. Cover and cook until the fresh clams open.
  8. Add the cooked linguine to the skillet with clams.
  9. Toss well, adding reserved pasta water as needed to loosen the sauce.
  10. Cook together for 2 minutes, allowing the pasta to absorb the flavors.
  11. Stir in chopped parsley and lemon zest.
  12. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Serve immediately, discarding any unopened clams.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Fresh Clams: Check for any broken or open shells before cooking and discard them.
  • Wine Selection: Use a good quality white wine that you'd enjoy drinking.
  • Al Dente Pasta: Cook the pasta just until it's al dente for the best texture.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use only canned clams?

Yes, though fresh clams add a depth of flavor, canned clams alone can be used.

How do I store leftovers?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Can I add other seafood to this dish?

Absolutely, feel free to add shrimp or scallops for a seafood medley.

Our Seaside Symphony Linguine with Clam Sauce is more than just a dish; it's a culinary escapade to the shores of Italy. Each forkful is a melody of flavors that brings the soul of the sea to your table. Share it with loved ones or savor it solo; either way, it's a feast for the senses!