District Dishes We Love: Linguine & Clams

[ 0 ] March 6, 2013 |
Image via Maria Zoitas

Image via Maria Zoitas

In honor of National Noodle Month, Linguine with Clams is in order!  Enjoy the recipe below:

*Serves 4

  • ·       2 dozen manila or littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • ·        ½ cup dry white wine
  • ·        ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ·        1 large garlic clove, minced
  • ·        ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ·        ¼ cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • ·        1 pound linguine or spaghetti, cooked


  • ·        Put clams and wine in a large pot. Cover and cook over high heat for about 5 minutes until clams open. Transfer opened clams to a bowl using a slotted spoon, leaving broth in the pot. Discard any unopened clams.
  • ·        Strain clam broth by pouring it through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl. Set broth aside.
  • ·        Put olive oil, garlic and pepper flakes in same pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, just until garlic turns color.
  • ·        Add clams, broth and parsley and stir well to combine. Heat just to simmering. To serve, toss clams with cooked pasta.

*Recipe Courtesy Maria Zoitas, creator of “Maria’s Homemade” line of prepared food sold exclusively at Westside Market NYC.

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Category: main dish, seafood

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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