This recipe for clam sauce over angel hair pasta will help you take the guess work out of deciding which meatless dish to serve on this Lenten Fridays. Linguine is usually paired with clam sauce, but using angel hair pasta in its place makes the meal lighter and allows the flavorful clam sauce to shine.
Angel hair pasta with clam sauce – serves 6
5 T extra virgin olive oil
¾ cup diced onion
3 cloves garlic, minced (more or less to taste)
a splash of lemon juice
1 t oregano
1 t basil
1 t parsley
1 T Old Bay seasoning
2 cans minced clams with juice, or an additional can, to taste
1 small bottle of clam juice
1 lb. angel hair pasta, cooked al dente and kept warm
1. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil
2. Add the lemon juice and the seasonings (except parsley) and stir
3. Add clams and clam juice and simmer for approximately 8 minutes
4. Spoon or pour clam sauce over the angel hair pasta. Toss lightly and add parsley.
Add grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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