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linguine with clams

I used to not like clams, only in clam chowder. Yeah weird, makes no sense. But now, I like ordering pasta with clams and decided to try making it at home. I was inspired by the below recipe but did a few things differently. First of all, make sure you clean the clams thoroughly.. you don’t want dirty shells in your pasta! Instead of thinly sliced garlic, I minced garlic and I didn’t use tomatoes. I wanted to make it simple and just used garlic, red pepper flakes, wine, and parsley. I added a squeeze of lemon juice for a fresh taste. I was pretty impressed for my first time cooking with clams. Maybe I should make clam chowder next! 🙂 Recipe for linguine with clams courtesy of: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Linguine-with-Clams-em-Linguine-con-le-Vongole-em-350683 Ingredients: 3 tablespoons kosher or coarse sea salt 1 pound linguine 12 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 pound New Zealand cockles or 24 Manila or littleneck clams, scrubbed 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 cup dry white wine …