Linguine with Clams, Bacon, and Tomatoes

Here is another fast recipe for a weeknight dinner. This pasta dish takes a few of my favorite things and pulls them together in one great dish: clams, tomatoes, and the almighty bacon. It’s quick and easy and tastes very fresh.

Since I live in Hawaii, and am very far removed from the wonderful, briny cold water seafood of New England, I have to make due with some substitutions. Ideally, this would be a summer dish and I would use fresh clams and tomatoes ripe from the garden. Here in Hawaii, not so easy but I did find that frozen clams are an acceptable replacement in a dish where texture is not the main focus. I can get wonderful fresh tomatoes but, today, I didn’t have the time. I just looked into the my cupboard to see what I had on hand to make it work. Some crushed tomatoes were a suitable fix to my problem. Even with these little substitutions, this pasta turned out fresh and salty and hearty just like I was craving. Sometimes you really can have what you want!

Since this is a fast weeknight dinner, I will make this a fast weeknight blog post. No need to keep you reading forever. Go get cooking!

Linguine with Clams, Tomatoes, and Bacon

Linguine with Clams, Tomatoes, and Bacon

Linguine with Clams, Tomatoes, and Bacon

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 20 minutes
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Ingredients:

  • ¼ lb bacon
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • ¼  lb chopped clams
  • ⅓ cups chopped parsley
  • red pepper flakes
  • ½  lb linguine

Preparation:

  1. Cook the pasta until al dente in salted boiling water*
  2. Meanwhile, Cook bacon; remove from pan
  3. Cook garlic in the bacon pan for 30 seconds; add wine and tomatoes; simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes; add clams, bacon, parsley, and red pepper; simmer 30 seconds
  4. Add finished sauce to hot pasta; allow to sit for 2 to 3 minutes to absorb sauce

*If you cook the pasta beforehand, save a little of the bacon fat and toss it into the pasta to keep it from sticking together

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