This is so good. As with most pasta sauces, save a little bit of the cooking liquid after draining the pasta and throw it all in the mix.
- 12 oz. Linguine
- 3 T. butter
- 5 T. olive oil
- 6 large garlic cloves, minced
- 3 10 oz. Minced clams, drained, juices reserved
- 1/3 cup dry white wine
- 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
- 2 T. fresh oregano or 1 ½ t. dried
- ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
- salt and pepper
Cool linguine pasta until al dente. Melt butter with oil in large skillet over low heat. Add garlic until fragrant, approximately 1 minute. Add juices reserved from clams, wine, carrot and oregano. Increase heat to high and boil until reduced to 1 ½ cups, about 12 minutes. Stir in clams and all but 1 T. of parsley. Simmer until just heated through, 1 minute. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
Drain linguine well; add to skillet of hot clam sauce. Gently toss to blend. Transfer pasta to large serving platter and garnish with reserved 1 T. fresh parsley. Serve immediately.