Diva Tasting: Linguine With Clam Sauce…

Linguine With Clam Sauce
1 (16 Ounce) Package Linguine Pasta
1/3 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 Anchovy Fillets (Optional)
6 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
1 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
2 (10 Ounce) Cans Whole Baby Clams, Drained And Juice Reserved
1/3 Cup White Wine
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook anchovies in the skillet until they dissolve into the oil, about 5 minutes; add garlic and continue cooking until it is lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Melt butter into the anchovies mixture. When the butter begins to bubble, stir parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes, and black pepper into the butter mixture; cook to soften the parsley, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour wine and about 3/4 of the reserved clam juice into the skillet. Place a cover on the skillet and reduce heat to medium-low. Bring liquid to a simmer; add clams and continue to cook until the clams are heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour clam sauce over linguine to serve.

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