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This is Melissa Rubel Jacobson's version of traditional linguine con vongole (linguine with clams). She makes the dish much more flavorful by adding thin strips of salami to the delectably briny clam sauce. Slideshow:  More Pasta Recipes 

Melissa Rubel Jacobson
February 2008


Credit: © Helen Dujardin

Recipe Summary

25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook until it is al dente. Drain the linguine.

  • Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook over moderate heat until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Add the crushed red pepper, clams and wine and bring to a boil. Add the clam broth, cover and cook over moderate heat until the clams open, about 5 minutes.

  • Add the linguine, salami and parsley to the clam sauce and toss over low heat until combined. Transfer the linguine to shallow bowls and serve immediately.

Serve With

Crusty bread.

Suggested Pairing

Crisp, lemony Pinot Grigio.