Classic for a reason, this never fails to disappoint.
1/2 lb. linguini
1 garlic clove
2 tbs. olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried chili flakes
1/3 cup dry white wine or vermouth
1 large can whole or chopped clams, drained
1-2 tbs. chopped fresh parsley, to serve
grated Parmesan cheese, to serve
Cook the linguini according to the package directions. Keep out a cup of water, then drain.
Meanwhile, in a skillet that will fit the pasta later, cook the garlic in the olive oil for a few minutes, then stir in the chili flakes, the wine or vermouth and the clams. Bubble to heat the clams, then tip in the cooked pasta. Add enough pasta water to make a sauce. Sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan cheese to serve.
This quick and satisfying pasta dish is full of goodness and flavor.
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 scant tbs. Maldon or other sea salt
1 large red chili
2 lbs. undressed crab meat
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 lb. linguini
handful fresh parsley, chopped
handful watercress leaves, roughly torn
Put a large pot of water on to boil.
With a pestle and mortar pulverize the garlic with the salt to make a smooth paste. Add the chili and crush again. Tip in the crab meat and olive oil, then mix gently.
Salt the pasta water and cook the pasta according to the package directions. drain and tip into a large bowl. Add the crab mixture, parsley and watercress. Toss and serve.
Serves 6 as a starter or 4 as a main course.
4 cups finely sliced button mushrooms
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs. kosher salt or 1/2 tsp. table salt
small garlic clove, minced
zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 thyme sprigs, leaves stripped to give 1 tsp.
1 lb. linguini
1 small bunch parsley, chopped to give 1/2 cup
2-3 tbs. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
freshly ground pepper
Put the mushrooms in a large bowl and toss in the oil, salt, garlic, lemon juice and zest and thyme leaves.
Cook the linguini per the package directions. Keep back a bit of the pasta water, then drain and add to the bowl. Ross everything together adding some pasta water if necessary. Sprinkle with the Parmesan, parsley and pepper.
Serves 4 – 6