Thursday, April 19, 2018

Linguine and Clam Sauce

As you have noticed it by now, my most favorite dish is 'seafood', and of course Chicken...and more chicken ...not to advertise it, but that is the actual name on my PINTEREST board! Here, in S. Florida we get the freshest seafood from our local fish stores, and supermarkets, but better yet, just go to the docks where the boats return from their fishing trips every early evening and you could have the choice of the day, and have it scaled and cleaned ready to take home and prepare your way! As for the clams...well, it is always available all year round!
 I love, love shellfish, especially clams and  mussels, which are so easy to prepare. The main thing is not to overcook them. You can't miss overcooking them, because as soon as the shells open up they are ready, which take only a few minutes. The ones that are already open when you purchase it...make sure you toss them because they are bad! All you need is a few ingredients for this simple dish and the main 'star' is of course the clams. Linguine is so comforting to go with this dish there is no other way to serve it as far as I'm concerned!

The only ingredient I did not use which I always have plenty of...fresh, or in a jar which I prepare, is the Fresno red chile...I added them separately to my dish since young children and some adults in my family do not like it so spicy. Notice my 'treasured' serving bowl with the cute flowers?...this bowl is an 'antique'...going back to 1938, 'made in the USA'...purchase at my local favorite Goodwill store from a few years ago, You would have to pay ate least $30. at a real 'antique' shop, but I paid less than $5.00...what a great 'thrift find' from someone that cherished it for decades and now I gave it a 'good home'😊

I've been subscribing to Cooking Light magazine for years, and I also have several of their annual cookbooks. You can't go wrong with their recipes and they are light...light...light, which is what we are aiming for in cooking these days. Everyone is health conscious, for looking and feeling better. Longevity, and being healthy is what's important in our life which we can achieve by watching what we eat!

For the recipe: right here...Linguine and Clam Sauce

Linking to: Full Plate Thursday #376

12 comments:

Joyful said...

That is a lovely serving dish. I keep my eyes open for same whenever I get to the thrift which isn't so often. I love clams and linguine. I used to make a lot of it though only with canned clams. I'm not a big seafood eater and having the canned clams on hand is good for when one gets the fancy though I'm sure your fresh one is much, much better.

Ola said...

It must be so delicous! I am also a fan of seafood

Angie Schneider said...

So delicious and comforting! I seriously miss pasta!

Liz Berg said...

Oh, this dish looks so elegant and delicious!! Perfect for me to make when Bill is not home for dinner. Silly man is not a fan of clams---but I'm happy to eat his share :)

Miz Helen said...

Oh Elizabeth, my husband will just love your delicious Linguine and Clam Sauce and what a beautiful presentation! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
Miz Helen

Phong Hong said...

Elisabeth, I want a big plate of your linguine and clam sauce!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift said...

We have quite a few Goodwill stores in our area, so that's where I always check things and find such nice wares and gadgets to feature them on my posts. As for the canned clams, I use them as well when I don't feel like going to the fish market, they're actually very nice, especially the baby clams in a can!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift said...

Thank you for your kind comment, Ola! Glad to know you also are a fan of seafood!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift said...

Angie, it really is delicious and comforting. Sorry that you miss eating pasta!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift said...

Hi Lizzy, I'm so glad to hear that you like clams, as well as I do! I used to love eating them raw, but these days we have to be so careful so it's safer to cook them. Too bad Bill doesn't like clams...he's missing out on good seafood!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift said...

Thank you Miz Helen, so glad to hear that your husband loves Linguine with Clam Sauce. As for the presentation, the only way that counts is to show off the whole clams in their shell right on the top of the linguine. See you on Full Plate Thursday!

Elisabeth Foodandthrift said...

Phong Hong, ...and I want a big plate of your awesome yummy salads with the chimichurry sauce!