Clam Linguine

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Clam Linguine

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 12 min

A very simple, impressive pasta recipe...

Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
5 smashed cloves of garlic
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 cup half and half cream
1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
3 (7 ounce) cans chopped clams (use the juice of 2 1/2 cans)
lemon juice to taste
linguine noodles, cooked according to package instructions

Directions:

1. In large saucepan, melt butter. Sauté garlic in butter until softened, then use a slotted spoon to remove the garlic. Stir in parsley.

2. Carefully whisk in flour. Add half and half, clams + juice, and a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice.

3. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until hot and thickened.

4. Serve over fresh cooked linguine noodles.

Tips:

*To smash the garlic, just set the garlic cloves on a cutting board and smash with the side of a large knife. If you like more garlic flavor, mince a couple of large cloves to keep in the sauce (and then you don't have to remove anything).
*I've used fat-free half and half in this recipe with good results.
*By all means, use fresh chopped clams if you have easy access to them.

Source: RecipeGirl.com