Linguine with Clam Sauce Recipe

 

Classic Italian-American linguine with clam sauce with fresh and canned clams, tomatoes and fennel

What you will need

2 pounds small clams in the shell, scrubbed clean

1 15-ounce can of whole baby clams

4 Tbsp olive oil

1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

1 small or 1/2 large fennel bulb, chopped (about 1 cup)

4 garlic cloves, chopped (4 teaspoons)

1/3 cup ouzo, Sambuca, Pernod or other anise-flavored liqueur (optional)

1 Tbsp tomato paste

1 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes

1-2 teaspoons sugar

Salt

Fronds from the fennel bulb, minced

Linguine (can sub any long shaped pasta, like spaghetti or fettuccine)

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