Chef Edoardo Baldi visits with a savory Italian recipe for the dinner table!
- 5-6 lb. cockles or Manila clams
- 3 cloves garlic peeled fresh – use whole cloves lightly pressed
- 1 large bunch Italian parsley
- 4 pinches red chilly flakes
- 4 Tablespoons tomato sauce Pomi Purée
- 4 Tablespoons white wine
- 1 oz. unsalted butter
- 3 oz. fish broth optional
- Reduced yellow onion optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Linguine (Recommend De Cecco Linguine #8)
In a large pot combine 8 quarts of water. Bring to a boil, then add linguine and cook for approximately 8 minutes.
Steam clams in a saucepan with a little bit of water until open, about 5-7 minutes. Reserve the broth.
In a separate saucepan add olive oil, chopped parsley, chili flakes, and garlic over medium heat until sizzling.
Add in the clams.
Keep about 6 clams in the shells and the rest should be removed and added.
After about 10-15 seconds add white wine, tomato sauce and butter.
Add fish broth if needed and continue to simmer for a few seconds along with some salt and pepper.
Remove the whole garlic cloves.
Drain the linguine and add to the pan while reserving a ½ cup of water if needed and toss together all the ingredients.
Transfer to a platter and serve immediately.
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