It’s been cold here in the mountains and I’ve been in comfort food mode. To me, nothing says comfort like pasta and cream. Here’s my very favorite version:
1 lb linguine
1 T olive oil
2 T butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large can chopped clams
1 cup of white wine
Handful of parsley
1/2 pint heavy cream
Shredded Parmesan cheese
then pour about a cup of wine into the skillet
gulp, now be brave! pour in 1/2 pint of heavy cream
let the whole thing simmer while you make the linguine and sip a little more wine.
After the linguine is cooked, put it in a serving bowl and top with the sauce, some sliced lemons, ground pepper from the mill, and shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve with a nice crisp Chardonnay (I know it’s winter, but white wine really goes well with this dish).
If this doesn’t warm you up, nothing will!