Simple But Delicious White Clam Sauce Recipe

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Simple But Delicious White Clam Sauce

Elaine Moretti


Try to use fresh minced clams if possible. You won't believe how easy this is. And you won't believe the oooos and ahhhhhhs after you serve it.

★★★★★ 2 votes
10 Min
15 Min


2 lb
minced clams (fresh if possible)
1/2 c
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c
butter (1 stick)
4 clove
garlic - minced
4 Tbsp
chopped dried parsley (use more if using fresh)
3 tsp


1Drain clams - reserve 1 1/2 cups liquid (if you don't have that much, just add water to make 1 1/2 cups or you can use bottled clam juice) - set aside. Heat butter and oil - add garlic - saute until golden - do not brown the garlic - it will become bitter (approximately 6 minutes). Stir in parsley, salt and clam liquid. Bring to a boil - add clams and simmer an additional 3 minutes.
2Pour over cooked pasta of your choice - linguini and spaghetti work very well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Other Tag: Quick & Easy