|linguine alla vongole|
Out of those pasta dishes, I consider vongole the most erratic dish to make. The procedure itself is straightforward but to get the real flavor of that juicy rich of the vongole into the linguini is not that simple. Every time it is made I taste different flavor. Proportion of ingredients really matters in this dish.
I usually follow this recipe.
To make the meal takes about 40 min or less and with a company of garlic bread, pickles (or even kimchi) and a good Pinot Grigio completes a dinner table for a lazy Sunday evening. Try it!
|fresh manila clams|
When I buy the clams, I wash them in cold water as soon as I get home and leave them for 20 min or so in a bowl of water and salt so the clams expel excess sand that's been inside. And then, rinse with running water. I try not to leave the clams in salt water for too long to avoid loss of their original juice.
|lovely red and green color|
Just personal preference, 6-7 cloves of garlic added instead of four
california pinot grigio
|naked friendship kind of wine?|
|tomatoes and avocado for starter|
|chopping with disposable gloves to avoid my hands smelling garlic|
|olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and clams|
|parsely at the end|
|with home made pickles and kimchi kk|
|garlic bread toasted|
|'can i have some, too?'|