Pasta with White Clam Sauce

Pasta with White Clam Sauce

Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs pasta, cooked
  • 36 live small hard-shell clams
  • 4 tbsps butter
  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed to a paste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black better
  • 2 tbsps finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Open the clams, cut out the flesh and discard the shells. Wash the clams thoroughly under cold running water.
  • Melt the butter with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a small saucepan.
  • Add the crushed garlic, pepper, parsley, oregano, wine and the washed clams. Cover and cook gently over low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Toss pasta with remaining olive oil, sauce and serve.


This recipe appeared in the 2022 Winter issue of Cape Cod HOME. From the Le Petit Café Cooking School.
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