I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Last Nights Dinner

I love linguini with clam sauce, I do prefer the white over the red. Last night I decided to make an improvised version using bacon and bell peppers. It was so good it tasted just like clams casino. I know I should have stopped eating at the feeling of full rather than bursting at the seams. But the taste and the aromas were so amazing that I just couldn’t get enough. The only thing I served with it was a little garlic bread. I convinced myself that the red bell pepper would suffice as the veggie part of this meal so I decided not to make a salad. It was starch and carbs all the way...... I'll do better tomorrow!

Linguini Clams Casino Style

2 Tablespoons of butter
4 strips of bacon cut into small pieces
1/3 Cup Olive oil
1/4 Teaspoon of Hot Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 Teaspoon of Oregano
3 Cloves garlic (sliced thin)
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
3-(8 oz) cans chopped clams with liquid
1/3 Cup Finely chopped parsley
1 Small Red Bell Pepper (green would be fine) diced or strips
1 lb Linguine

Place oil, butter and bacon in saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add garlic and bell pepper sauté another 5 minutes. Add Clams with liquid, stir in parsley, oregano, salt, and red pepper flakes. Simmer 5-10 minutes. Cook linguine according to package directions; drain well. Return to pot; add sauce; toss lightly. Serve with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese.


Bon Vivant said...

I haven't had linguine and clams with redda sauce in years! I have seen recipes for white clam sauce with a bit of pancetta but sometimes a little smokiness is good.

I'm hungry now.

rowena said...

Just the mere mention of Linguini Clams...it sounds so darn good, I may have to make a trip to the store for some clams sometime soon!

cleon dann said...

linguini with clam sauce is new to me but it sounds good as well looking delicious ... i m going to try linguini clams casino style...

cleon dann