Red Clam Sauce Over Linguine

Saturday, March 13, 2010
I love the Red Clam Sauce, my husband loves the White Clam Sauce. So, guess what? I have to make both, so here is part one of this clam sauce. Will have part two in another post~ hope your a Red Clam Sauce lover~

The best sauce will come from the freshest ingredients, add the herbs last just before serving for basil, parsley. Pick out ripe plum tomatoes, fresh hard garlic cloves.

Your linguine should be al dente to taste, whatever your preference is.

One of our favorite seafood pasta is this red clam sauce over linguine. We love the fresh taste of plum tomatoes with red wine, garlic and fresh herbs over the pasta.

Pino Noir or Cabernet is great with this dish!

Whole canned clam rinsed then saute in butter and garlic add a great flavor to the sauce.

We usually have a dozen fresh little neck clams to every plate. A little heat with red pepper flakes, makes this dish perfect for me!
Most of my family loves the red sauce. For those that don't, will have the White Clam Sauce. So I leave the pasta seperate coated in Olive oil ( so it doesn't stick together) and keep it warm. Then they can add whatever sauce they want and add the clams on top, that will make everyone happy.

1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 (12 oz.) cans whole tomatoes, squeezed or two pounds of fresh plum tomatoes put through food processor
1 can seasoned tomato paste
24 fresh clams and 2 cans whole clams drained
salt & black pepper to taste
1 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup of red wine
Put olive oil, red pepper, garlic in medium size pot, brown garlic. Cool. Add all tomatoes and paste, clams and water. Add salt, pepper, parsley and basil. Simmer approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours on low heat. Add fresh clams and red wine for the last for 10 to 15 minutes until clams open....... Serve over linguine and fresh cracked black pepper and grated cheese, for hotter add more red pepper flakes.


  1. i agree,the red sauce is my favourite!your dish is very good!have a good week ,claudia!

  2. This is one of my favorites dish. I love pasta with clam and red sauce. Lovely ^_^ Have a nice day dear, bye :X

  3. Oh Claudia, another yummy dish for the day! The red sauce is my kids favourite and of coz I love it too. Thanks again for another delicious recipe. Have a great day!

  4. Delicious!!! Just my kind of meal!! Yum!

  5. I'll take em both, as long as they come with clams, lotsa CLAMS!!! Love your red sauce recipe, it must have tasted divine!

  6. I LOVE that you put those fresh clams on there, that's the touch that makes all the difference. I like red & white - can't I just come over for dinner 2 nights in a row? ; )

  7. I like both red and white! This one looks wonderful and can't wait to see the white sauce recipe!

  8. Okay, now I know what I "want" for dinner today!

  9. Clams and pasta always make for a decadent combination and your red sauce looks like a delicious pairing. What a perfect meal.

  10. Love the red sauce. This is such a lovely dish. Thanks for sharing.

  11. This looks wonderful. I found your blog by chance and stayed much longer than I planned. I really like what you are doing here. I'll be back often.

  12. a great dish, wow, wish I could dig in right now - we must be thinking alike, I have a claim dish coming up on Wednesday...

  13. I love the red myself - but I, too hve known to make both. I like the combo of the canned clams in the sauce mixed with the fresh ones. I only do the littleneck clams and the sauce is ... well.. never clammy enough (sorry).

  14. Do you ever sleep?? Another fabulous display Claudia. I'm having pasta withdraws not that my dh is dieting. I like them both, even split! Red with whole clams and linguine; white with shelled and angel hair.


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