Linguine In A Red Clam Sauce

Linguine in a Tomato Clam Sauce
with Zucchini, Jalapeño, Capers and Spinach

My production was inspired by this recipe from Cooking Light for Linguine with Clam Sauce, but I rarely follow a recipe and made quite a few changes to this guy.

In action:

Here’s what was in my sauce:

  • 10 oz of chopped zucchini (2 medium)
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 big handful baby spinach
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 6.5 oz can minced clams, partially drained (EWW!)
  • Basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, and Dry Sherry (just a splash)
  • 2 tbsp or so of capers
  • 1 tsp EVOO for veggies
  • 7 grams grated fresh Parmesan

I served it over 2 oz whole wheat linguine for me plus 4 oz spaghetti squash (pre-cooked leftovers for more volume!). The husband just got 3 oz linguine.

Dinner is served!

Vegetable Mountain:

A volume eater’s delight! (See below of the shocking low calories on this dinner!)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nairi April 16, 2009 at 1:06 am

“A volume eater’s delight! (See below of the shocking low calories on this dinner!)”
No calories are posted… If you could that would be fantastic: The recipe looks yummy!
I am really enjoying your site. Keep up the great creations!


2 Kath April 16, 2009 at 6:20 am

Sorry, that was taken from the post itself. Search in the yellow box for the recipe and the blog post should pop up and will have calorie count. Otherwise, again, just add up the calories of the ingredients.



3 Jenny August 13, 2009 at 10:06 am

This is soo good! A+!

My husband made this last night and it was the perfect combination of flavors. We didn’t have capers or jalapenos and had to substitute a splash of vinegar for the sherry but it was the best thing he has cooked in ages. He was very proud of himself and didn’t hesitate to say so! We paired it with iced white tea.

Thanks again for the inspiration to start eating at home more.


4 Stephanie December 29, 2010 at 7:59 am

Great recipe! I was looking for a recipe to use up my other can of clams and this one sounds perfect – I may try it tonight!


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