Monday, January 31, 2011

Pasta With Clam Sauce


     Looks like a pan full of... pasta.  The secret is hidden in plain sight: a light sauce with minced clams.   When I read through the recipe, I feared that the clams would overpower the pasta.  No worries!  It tastes great!  Each bite brings a bit of the ocean, a touch of garlic, and a sprinkle of parsley.  Yum.

     Best of all, it's easy and fast.  Prep the pasta sauce while the pasta cooks and dinner is on the table in 30 minutes.  I eat a 1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt for dessert and I'm full.  Enjoy!

Pasta With Clam Sauce
Inspired by Linguine With White Clam Sauce at Allrecipes.com
Makes 5 Servings

Ingredients:
16oz whole wheat rotini
2 (6.5 oz) cans of minced clams, with juice
1/4 cup clam juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1) Bring a pot of water to boil.  Add the rotini and cook al dente.  Drain the pasta and set aside.

2) Heat a large, non-stick pan over medium high heat.  Add the minced clams, with juice, the additional 1/4 cup clam juice, garlic, and parsley.  Heat everything through.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

3) Add the pasta to the sauce and mix well.  Heat through.  Add additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed.

Nutrition Information Per Serving*:
Calories: 457, Fat: 6.2g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 114mg, Carbohydrates: 69.7g; Fiber: 3.1g, Protein: 31g

*The original recipe used regular linguine pasta; I didn't not recalculate the nutrition based on whole wheat pasta.


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