Our Fettuccine and Clams Recipe

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For Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share the recipe of our favorite and most popular dish: fettuccine & clams. Eat in for a change, make a romantic dinner for two.

@immaculateinfat tweeted this pix a couple of weeks ago: Friday night can't get much better. Oysters, beers, mussels & fettuccine w/clams @upstate95first

 Ingredients – serves two:

  • 1/2 lb dry fettuccine
  • 12-18 littleneck clams (cleaned)
  • 16 oz white wine
  • 16 oz fish stock
  • 6 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 small white onion (sliced thin)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp canola oil
Instructions: 

  1. use a pot large enough to hold all the clams and that can be covered with a lid
  2. heat pan over high heat
  3. add canola oil and onions, cook til translucent
  4. add half the chopped garlic, cook until slightly colored
  5. turn off flame, add white wine to deglaze the pan
  6. turn flame back on to medium high, bring to boil
  7. add fish stock and clams
  8. cover pot, let clams steam until opened (discard any that don’t)
  9. in separate pot, cook pasta according to box for al dente and then set aside
  10. remove clams from pot set aside and remove the top shell
  11. add cooked pasta to sauce

With all the garlic and onion-y flavor we tend to pair this with a nice dry Riesling, in order to enjoy all the savory-ness of the dish. Dr Frank’s winery  Finger Lakes, NY makes quite a few award-winning ones that are also reasonably priced too. A lot of the NYC wine shops carry the label.

Let us know how your dinner turned out.

See you upstate!

Written by gavincovey

February 11th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

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2 Responses to 'Our Fettuccine and Clams Recipe'

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  1. This recipe is missing a step I think. When do you use the unsalted butter and the other half of the chopped garlic?!

    Penny Lane

    28 Jan 13 at 2:16 pm

  2. Nowhere near as good as in-house. I'm also confused as to where the butter, breadcrumbs, parmesan and half of the garlic go in… and also how to get rid of the excess fluid in the clams pot.

    missypotaimia

    5 Jul 13 at 3:52 am

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