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Linguine with Clam Sauce

 Linguine with Clam Sauce
Green pepper gives a nice bite to this pasta dish. Add a loaf of crusty bread and a green salad, and dinner is served.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup clam juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) minced clams, drained

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a small skillet, saute
  • the green pepper, onion and garlic in oil and butter until almost
  • tender. Stir in the clam juice, basil, salt, pepper and red pepper
  • flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-7
  • minutes. Stir in clams; heat through. Drain pasta; transfer to a
  • bowl. Pour sauce over pasta; toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 386 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 807 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 15 g protein.

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Linguine with Clam Sauce (continued)

Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.