Saturday, November 24, 2012

Clam pasta with fresh tomato

Original here!


fresh clams
olive oil
white wine
fresh tomatoes, chopped


Heat oil, and add clams from smallest to largest. Add a splash of wine, and watch the clams open. Lower the heat so as to not evaporate all the liquid. Add garlic and chopped tomatoes, and cook until tomatoes soften just a little bit.

Meanwhile, cook linguine until almost but not quite done. Drain and toss into the sauce. Add some basil. When pasta is fully tender from absorbing the liquid in the pan, serve.

Clam linguine

- adapted from Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything"

1 pound dry linguine or spaghetti
Kosher salt
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup water
36 little neck clams, scrubbed
3 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
Freshly ground pepper

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season generously with salt. Boil the pasta until al dente, tender but still firm.

While the pasta cooks make the clam sauce. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook until softened but not browned, about 3 minutes. Add the pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds more. Add the wine and water and increase the heat to high. Add the clams, cover, and cook, shaking the pan periodically, until all the clams are opened, about 6 minutes.

Drain the pasta and add to the clam sauce. Add the parsley and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide among heated bowls and serve immediately.

Cape Cod Clam Soup

- post-Thanksgiving dinner 2012 at the Kugel/Gips House, courtesy of friends of friends of the Modern Home Trust!


fresh clams
small beans
clam broth
orecchiette pasta


Thinly slice / chop the kale. Cook the pasta and set aside. Bring broth to boil and add all other ingredients. Simmer for about an hour. Add pasta and serve.

Cape Cod pasta sauce

- from post-Thanksgiving dinner in Wellfleet, MA, courtesy of friends of friends in the Modern House Trust!


chopped parsley (a lot)
olive oil (also a lot)
hot pepper flakes
garlic, thinly sliced


Mix everything and put into pan. Heat and cook for about 15 minutes. Toss with pasta.