We are all not lucky enough to be able to walk to the beach and dig a bucket of clams for dinner, or even to the local fish market .
When I was working I made this at least once a week. The perfect dinner if you're running late, don't feel like cooking, or simply want something quick and easy and yummy. Everything is right on the pantry shelf.
Pasta With White Clam Sauce
2 (4-ounce each) cans chopped or whole baby clams
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
2 stick butter (1/2 pound)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, minced very fine
8 ounce linguine or spaghetti
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, more if you like
Cook pasta according to package direction. Drain clams and reserve liquid. Combine olive oil, melted butter, garlic, salt and clam juice in food processor and mix for 15 seconds. Pour into a 1 quart saucepan. Add clams and simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes. Place warm pasta on a warm serving platter and pour clam sauce over pasta. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and parsley over top and toss. Serve with crusty French Bread and salad.