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Dad’s Favorite Linguini in Lemon Clam Sauce

Dad’s Favorite Linguini in Lemon Clam Sauce

Linguini with lemon clam sauceMy Dad LOVES this dish! He asks my second mom to make it whenever he’s in need of some good, hearty comfort food. It’s quick, easy, and heart-warming!

  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 – 8 oz. cans minced clams
  • 12 oz. linguini
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
Linguini with lemon clam sauce
Linguini tossed with clam sauce

Sauté onion and garlic in butter until tender. Add lemon peel, lemon juice, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, and s+p.  Drain clam juice into pan, and simmer, uncovered, until reduced by 1/2. Meanwhile, cook linguini al dente.

Add butter and clams to pan and heat through. Drain linguini and place into heated serving bowl. Add clam sauce and toss thoroughly. Serve with lemon wedges and parmesan cheese.

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