Linguine with Clams in Saffron Alfredo Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Linguine with Clams in Saffron Alfredo Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Linguine with Clams in Saffron Alfredo Sauce

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"Delicate strands of saffron are paired with a creamy Alfredo sauce for an upscale entree that is sure to please."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Steam clams with wine and garlic in covered, medium saucepan over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until clams open. Drain clams, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  2. Heat sauce, reserved cooking liquid and saffron in small saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes. Stir until blended and saffron imparts a yellow color to sauce.
  3. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  4. Top pasta with sauce and clams. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
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Footnotes

  • *Saffron strands can be found in the spice section of major grocery and specialty stores.
  • Tip: If fresh clams are hard to find, substitute 1 can (6.5 ounces) chopped clams, drained. Simmer Alfredo sauce, 1/2 cup wine, clams, 1 teaspoon chopped garlic and saffron strands for 10 minutes, then follow the instructions above.
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May 05, 2010

Delicious! The saffron, wine & clam juices were a heady addition to a homemade Alfredo sauce. I used penne instead of linguine ~ I wanted a pasta shape which would grab the wonderful sauce.

 
Mar 03, 2009

There were no fresh clams at the store so I used the canned ones; I will have to try to get fresh clams next time. As I made it, it was a little bland. It was okay though.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 1152 kcal
  • 58%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 94.2 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol
  • 292 mg
  • 97%
  • Fat
  • 43.6 g
  • 67%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 66.9 g
  • 134%
  • Sodium
  • 869 mg
  • 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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