• Ingredients: 31
  • Serves: 2

Linguine with herbed clam sauce with chopped shallot, garlic cloves forced through a garlic press, unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, dry white wine, bottled clam juice, a 10-ounce can whole baby clams including the juice, minced fresh parsley leaves, dried, crumbled, linguine.


  • 1/2 cup chopped shallot
  • 2 garlic
  • 2 tbsps. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsps. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup bottled clam juice
  • a 10-ounce can whole baby clams including the juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves or 3/4 tsp. dried, crumbled
  • 1/2 lb. linguine

Pistou (as an accompaniment if desired):

  • 8 cups packed fresh basil leaves, rinsed and spun dry
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

For the dressing

  • 2 flat anchovy fillets, or to taste, rinsed and drained
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsps. Sherry vinegar
  • 2 tsps. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 heads of romaine, the pale-green inner leaves washed, spun dry, and torn into bite-size pcs. and the outer leaves reserved for another use
  • Parmesan curls formed with a vegetable peeler

Final Enrichment:

  • 2 tbsps. good-quality port
  • 2 tbsps. unsalted butter


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh Italian parsley sprigs

For plating

  • Special equipment: cheesecloth; a deep-fat thermometer

For assembly


  1. Step 1 In a deep skillet cook the shallot and the garlic in the butter over moderate heat, stirring, until they are pale golden, add the flour, and cook the mixture, stirring, for 1 minute.

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  2. Step 2 Stir in the wine, the bottled clam juice, and the clams with the juice and simmer the sauce, stirring, for 5 minutes.

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  3. Step 3 Stir in the parsley, the thyme, and salt and pepper to taste and keep the sauce warm. In a kettle of salted boiling water boil the linguine until it is al dente, drain it, and in the skillet toss it with the clam sauce.

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Nutrition information

Calories 839 Carbohydrates 108 g (36%)
Fat 16 g (24%) Protein 59 g (118%)
Saturated Fat 8 g (40%) Sodium 932 mg (39%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g Fiber 6 g (22%)
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g Cholesterol 101 mg (34%)