Linguine with Manila clams, paprika sausage and spinach served at Zuni Cafe restaurant in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (Photo By Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)
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Amp Up Your Linguine Alle Vongole With Canned Clams
While Naples is known best as the city that gave birth to pizza, they have plenty of other dishes that are just as delicious. One such dish is linguine alle vongole — linguine with clams — which calls for fresh clams, but you can amp up the flavor even more by using canned clams as well.
Linguine alle vongole’s star ingredient is the clams, so ‌when making it, you'll want to bring out as much of that salty, oceanic flavor as possible. Using fresh clams is essential, but to give the sauce a brinier flavor and added texture, add a can of chopped clams.
The classic linguine alle vongole recipe is composed of pasta, fresh clams and a sauce of clam juice, white wine, oil, garlic, chilis, and, sometimes, tomatoes. If you’re looking to add canned clams to your next batch, some excellent brands to try include Bar Harbor, Bumblebee, Crown Prince, and Cento.