Ingredients for four:
One large can of chopped clams from either Sam's or Cosco
3 sprigs of fresh parsley
3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
3 lg. cloves of garlic - chopped
1/2 sm. onion - chopped
salt and red pepper flakes
reserved clam liquid from can
1 lb. linguinig
One dozen steamed clams (Little Neck are perfect).
Boil water for linguini.
In the meantime, place olive oil, garlic, and onion in deep frying pan. Cook till translucent. Add clams and chopped parsley. Sprinkle a little salt and red pepper flakes. Add about one cup of clam juice (keep the remainder in case you want more).
Add pasta to mixture and mix well, adding grated cheese as you mix. Add more liquid if needed. Serve with steamed clams on top!!
© Natala Orobello