Monday, September 14, 2009

E's Favorite

so E and i were watching an episode of diners, drive-ins, and dives and saw linguini with white clam sauce. this is most likely in E's top 5 list of all-time favorite foods. ever since then i have been thinking about making it. well, tonight was the night.

i didn't use a recipe but tried to make it somewhat healthy. ok, let's be serious, it doesn't fall into the good-for-you category, but it isn't as bad as i thought once i typed it up and calculated. i used whole milk instead of heavy cream (i wouldn't use a lower fat milk than whole due to curdling tendencies), whole wheat pasta, and olivio spreadable butter with olive oil. one note, it's traditionally called linguini with clam sauce but E and i like angel hair pasta better so that's what i used. i served it with a salad to make me food a little better and so i would eat less of the pasta. it didn't work, E and i ate all 4 servings worth - just the 2 of us.

here is the recipe.

Linguini with Clam Sauce
(serves 4 - 375 calories per serving)

1 tbs olive oil
1 heaping tbs minced garlic
1 can baby clams with juice
1/4 c dry white wine
1/3 c whole milk
2 tbs parmesan cheese
1 tbs olivio butter
3/4 lb whole wheat pasta

prepare pasta according to package.
saute garlic in olive oil for a minute, then add whole can of baby clams and white wine. simmer till reduced. add whole milk and cheese and simmer again till reduced. add butter. add cooked pasta to sauce and stir till sauce covers all of the noodles.
sprinkle with 1 tsp parmesan cheese.

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