Linguine Alla Vongole

Linguine Alla Vongole has to be one of Dave’s favourite pasta dishes. I have never made this for him because I am not a huge fan. I love clams, and I love pasta, but, the dish is too finicky for me. Well, that is what I thought until I made this at home. There were two reasons I decided to make this meal. One, I have a spice blend from Puglia I wanted to use. And two, I found some lovely looking clams at the local supermarket. The result was a delicious plate of pasta which I would definitely make again.

Linguine Alla Vongole
Linguine Alla Vongole
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At one stage I accepted friend requests on Facebook from people I ‘knew’ from blogging. They were not people I had met in real life, but it seemed like a great way to connect. This led to friend requests from random strangers. And I was very circumspect at accepting them. But it seems I have a whole lot of ‘friends’ that I have never connected with. I have decided to cull this list as and when their birthday reminders show up. It may mean that it takes me an entire year to do so. But it also means that I can get it done in a manageable way. The first thing I am doing is seeing who has multiple Facebook profiles and deleting the obsolete ones. My friend’s mom had four! Then I am unfriending people that I have absolutely no contact with.

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In other words, I didn’t ‘meet’ them through blogging. Nor do I actually know who they are. Some people on my list have sent me friend requests because they know Dave. He is not on social media because he chooses not to be. But, these are not people I interact with. So, they too are off the list. I don’t need my ego inflated by having thousands of Facebook friends. That is not real life, nor realistic. I am quite happy to be in touch with people who really matter in my life. Either through blogging, or through being family, or just by being real life friends. So, if you want to be my friend on Facebook, let me know 🙂 Do you have Facebook friends that you don’t know virtually, or in real life?

Linguine Alla Vongole

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Linguine Alla Vongole

This is an Italian gem of a dish, with a bit of spice
Recipe Category: Italian, Shellfish
Makes enough for: 2 people
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 200 g dried linguine
  • 90 mls olive oil
  • 5 mls spaghettata Pugliese *
  • 500 g white clams
  • 60 mls white wine
  • 10 g flat leaf parsley, leaves picked and chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season


  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil and salt generously
  • Add your pasta and cook as per the packet instructions
  • Once you have put the pasta in the water, place the olive oil into a large lidded frying pan
  • Heat the oil over a medium to high temperature and add spaghettata Pugliese
  • When fragrant, add the clams and the wine
  • Place the lid on the pan and wait for the clams to open
  • As soon as they open, remove and set aside, retaining the juices
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the liquid in the pan
  • Add the clams and parsley and mix to combine, ensuring the clams are properly cooked
  • Season to taste and serve straight away


* The ingredients in the spaghettata Pugliese are as follows:
  • sliced dried garlic
  • dried chilli flakes
  • dried parsley
  • salt
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18 thoughts on “Linguine Alla Vongole

  1. Your darling husband is not the only one who loves this – I have forever and a day preparing it roughly the same way . . . . well, except for your spice mix I do not know ! When I reach your shores once upon a time please, please when I end up behind the door with a bunch of roses . . . ! Facebook – I lasted a year after signing in for work purposes actually! Oh it was quite good fun initially . . . until the 3 1/2 friends there grew to over a 1000 90% of whom were strangers . . . since I was and am quite politically minded I grew just a wee uncomfortable with a daily ‘Gaza-like’ situation . . . and when then a lady from the States threatened suicide whilst ( no joking!) I was away for a day as I was not there to help her get thru’ hers I brought out the champagne glasses and said adieu ‘hiding’ myself where I am now!!!!! Huge smile!!!!

    1. OMG! Why would someone do that to you? Threaten suicide …. How awful. And if you ever find yourself on my doorstep you need not bring roses, just your memories and time 🙂

  2. for some reason i was thinking vodka went into this dish 🙂 Yes so many suspect ‘Friends’ on Facebook. Esp. middle aged men wanting to be my friend … so hilarious. I just delete the lot of them!

  3. I think I have tightened up my fb account so that nobody strange can find me. They find me on instagram though. This recipe looks delicious Tandy, I rarely cook with mussels or clams. However I love a pasta marinara at one of our local Italian restaurants.

  4. I try to go through my Facebook connections at least once a year too to review and make sure I am not friends with random people or people I no longer connect with- I think its a good practice.

    Your pasta and clams dish looks delightful. Beautiful way to enjoy a fall day.

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