Clam Fettuccine

"I MISS DATE NIGHT!!! 😫 albeit a minor inconvenience compared to other issues, sitting in a restaurant and enjoying a meal & a bottle of wine with my man is quite honestly my favorite hobby. I miss it so much! @janny993 where you takin me first when we’re out of the Q?! 😇⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The good news is that every single one of us is capable of cooking a restaurant-quality meal that feels fancy AF right in our own kitchens! I promiseeee! This Date Night Clam Fettuccine is a current fav."
-- @seasonedbysilvie
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Prep time 1hr
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 2-4

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  • 20 little neck clams, fresh
  • 1 package fettuccine, or linguine
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence, or Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt, as needed
  • 1/2 cup white wine


  • Step 1

    The little neck clams will likely come in a mesh bag. When you bring them home, immediately remove them from the bag and stick them in a bowl with cold water for 20 mins-1 hour. This will cause them to expel any grit. If you notice any clams that are open, tap them on the counter. If they close their shells, they’re alive and edible. If not, toss them.⁣ Rinse under cold water after soaking.⁣⁣

  • Step 2

    Prep your ingredients by finely mincing your shallot and garlic. Chop your parsley and tomatoes. ⁣⁣⁣

  • Step 3

    Cook the pasta according to the instructions for al dente, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Remember to salt your pasta water!! Coat your pasta in EVOO when done cooking and set aside. ⁣⁣

  • Step 4

    Heat a large, deep skillet or a pot over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp of oil and the butter. Allow to heat for another 30 seconds. ⁣⁣⁣

  • Step 5

    Add the garlic and shallot to the pot, stirring for 30 seconds. Then add the Roma tomatoes and continue to cook for another 2 minutes.⁣⁣⁣

  • Step 6

    Add the seasonings and white wine to the sauce. ⁣⁣⁣

  • Step 7

    Put the clams into the pot, cover and cook for about 6-8 minutes or until they open up.⁣⁣⁣

  • Step 8

    Stir the pasta into the pot, using the reserved pasta water if needed. Taste to see if it needs salt & add juice of 1 lemon!⁣⁣⁣