Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lemon Clam Pasta

1/2 c butter
3 Tbs olive oil
1/2 c finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 8 oz cans clams, drained(save liquid)
3 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs chopped parsley
2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/4 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
1 lb spaghetti, cooked and drained
1 c grated Parmesan cheese
6 lemon wedges
2 green onions, chopped

Heat 3 Tbs butter and olive oil in heavy pan. Saute
onion and garlic until tender. Add liquid from clams,
lemon juice, parsley, lemon peel, pepper, and bay
leaf; simmer until liquid is reduced to about 1 c.
Remove bay leaf. Stir in clams and heat thoroughly.
Add remaining butter; stir until melted. Pour sauce
over spaghetti, sprinkle with cheese and the chopped green onions. Serve with
lemon wedges.

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This is one of my favorite recipes. Growing up, my mom made it for me for every birthday! The flavor of the clams and the lemon all in a buttery butter sauce is just delicious. You should give it a try! It is an easy recipe as well. Snow's chopped canned clams work well and are what we usually use.


Krischelle and Jacob said...

oh my... that looks DElicious!!!

mamacita said...

Yum Yum Yum!!!!