Welcome Home. You look tired… here, sit and eat. Have some of this, it’s Clam Linguine. What? What was that? Oh! It’s delicious? haha, yes, yes it is. I thought you’d like it since you’ve been working all weekend with crazy people like that damn Cat Lady who keeps trying to write Bad checks, and you’re all turned around because your “friday” is really a Tuesday. Thats enough to make anyone bonkers. I get it. Here drink this. This is alcohol.
Looking back over this conversation i had with myself, i realize i might have made you uncomfortable. But i regret nothing. It’s nice that someone cares.
If you’re a Workin Girl, a Workin Guy, a Workin Granny, or unemployed, you will love this pasta. It is quick to put together and full of the tasty. So that when you get home at 10 o clock, don’t touch the Dorito bag. DON’T!!! That’s not what you need. You need a meal that will hug your tummy. Besides, Doritos are not Dinner. Strike that, Doritos can be dinner. Let’s face it we’ve all had a Dorito Dinner at least once… (every semester in college). But NOT now. Not when we have grown-up Clam Linguine as an option.
Lemon Zest, Parsley, White Wine and Half and Half create The Holy Quadrangle.
Clams make it a Holy Pentagon.
Pasta, a Holy Hexagon.
Trinity? psh..fuggedaboutit. We’ve no time for you.
1 handful of Linguine
1/4 lbs. minced Clams
1/4 c. White Wine
2 tsp. flour
1-2 T. parsley minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small shallot, chopped
1 T. olive oil
tiny pat of butter
1 c. Half and Half (or whole milk)
1 tsp. Lemon zest + 1 half’s juice
In a pot bring to a boil water for the pasta. Be sure to add salt to the water.
In a small pan, heat olive oil and butter together. Add shallot and garlic. Cook until just beginning to color, add clams. Cook through (about 2 mins). Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, and white wine. Reduce to Med. Heat. Slowly sprinkle in the flour. Combine. Add the cream and stir until slightly thickened. Season with Pepper. Turn heat to low.
Cook pasta until Al Dente. Remove from pot with tongs (so you can save the pasta water) and add to the sauce, slowly bringing it back to a simmer. If Sauce is too thick, simply add the pasta water until desired consistency. Cook together for 2 minutes. Plate, garnish with Parmigiano Reggiano and more parsley.
Sit on the couch, watch a movie, drink some wine, take a hot shower, go to bed. This is Life. We are killin it.