Linguini with Clams and Garlic

Linguini with Clams and Garlic

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 17 min
  • Serving: 6 Servings

‘Linguine con Vongole’ or Linguini with Clams in English, is a classic Sicilian dish that is both simple and delicious. Feel free to shell the clams prior to tossing with the pasta and make sure to serve this meal with a bottle of Fumé Blanc.


  • 1 pound linguini
  • Sea salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook the linguini ‘al dente’ according to package directions and drain.
  2. In the meantime, place the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and red pepper and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Stir in the clams and the water, cover the pan and simmer the mixture for 7 minutes. Remove any clams that do not open, and discard.
  3. Place the cooked pasta into the sauté pan and add a few grinds of fresh pepper, Toss the mixture to combine and cook for 1 minute. Serve immediately.


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