Saturday, December 6, 2008

White Wine Clam Fettuccini

Hi all,

A family friend of mine owns a very popular Italian restaurant in Calgary and he used to make this dish all the time for me. It was one of the first dishes that I have ever tried to make, and it is still one of my "go to dishes" when VERY important guests arrive for a visit.

Last week, Derek's dad came for a lovely visit, and this was the dish that I whipped up for dinner.

awful picture....this was the day after I made it

What you will need:
4 servings of Fettuccini
plenty of water
1.5 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil

3 bacon Slices, diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 can of whole baby clams, with juice (142g)
1/2 cup Dry white wine, or alcohol free white wine
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
Grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt and pasta. Once Pasta is cooked, drain and toss pasta with olive oil
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large frying pan on medium heat until crisp.
  3. Add gaelic and onions. Cook until onions appear translucent and soft, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the can of clams, white wine and peper. Stir and bring the mixture to a boil on medium heat.
  5. Add in 2 tsp of the chopped parsley, Cook for another 2 minutes for the flavors to blend, then remove from heat.
  6. Add in pasta and toss.
  7. Sprinkle with the rest of the parsley, basil and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve with some dark greens or Greek salad. Delicious!


Annie and Derek said...

I really love this dish hon. Definitely one of your best!


^angeli^ said...

WOW this is majorly impressive!!! Can I be a VIP at your house sometime? :D