Linguini with clams in a garlicky white wine clam sauce with fresh arugula pesto. Restaurant quality from the comfort of your own home!
We’ve always loved eating linguini + clams its so classic yet feels like such a treat when you order this dish at a restaurant. This is just one of those dishes that sounds elegant and seems complex to make but its actually one of the easiest dishes you can make at home when your craving pasta!
Perfectly cooked pasta with white wine clam sauce loaded with arugula pesto, its bright, fresh and light but has a comforting feel to it oh and its beautiful to look at. A great dish to enjoy on a beautiful warm sunny day!
We get it, cooking clams might seem daunting, but we promise they are so easy to cook. Clams cook similar to muscles, the only trick is that they don’t all open at the same time so once they have been steaming for 5 minutes you’ll have to keep an eye on them and pull them out as soon as they start to open. Its important to purge the clams in ice water for about 20 minutes before cooking to get the sand out and you’ll have to scrub them clean. Most places already scrub them clean for you so just a quick scrub to get any remaining dirt and sand off will do.
The best flavors come from the clam juice and mixed with the white wine and arugula pesto its nothing short of heavenly. One the sauce has reduced the key is getting all those delicious flavors to mingle with the pasta. Tossing the fresh pasta in the sauce and ensuring each linguini is coated in that delicious beautiful sauce will really tie everything together.
Another trick we recommend is cooking the pasta until it reaches almost al dente as it will finish cooking in the sauce.
Its honestly amazing how much flavor you get from the simplest ingredients.
Serve immediately with toasted garlic breadcrumbs sprinkled over top alongside some crusty bread.