I have always loved clam sauce on pasta and this recipe is one I often turn to when it’s late and I’ve forgotten to defrost meat for dinner. I make sure I always have a few cans of clams in my pantry for this reason. Though you can serve this on real pasta for your non-low-carb guests, it goes nicely for low-carbers over sauteed zucchini “noodles”, as shown above, or shirataki noodles. Allow about 6 oz. zucchini noodles per person. The zucchini noodles soak up the sauce’s wonderful flavor. This dish is OK for Induction if served on zucchini noodles. I do NOT think this would be good atop spaghetti squash threads as I think the squash taste will negatively impact the overall flavor of the clam dish. If you are already to the OWL phase of Atkins, ¼ c. dry white wine is good added to this before thickening. You want to talk healthy? Get a load of the nutritional info below!! I think clams may just be the highest source of vitamin B12 in the food kingdom! And it’s mostly in the juice! Moral of the story: EAT MORE CLAM LINGUINE!!
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2 6-oz. cans clams with juice (do not drain)
4 slices bacon, cut into ½” pieces
2 T. butter, unsalted (or olive oil)
2 oz. onion, chopped
6 medium mushrooms, sliced
2 oz. red bell pepper, chopped coarsely
¼ c. parsley, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Dash black pepper
DIRECTIONS: Chop bacon and brown over med-high heat. Add butter to melt in with the bacon drippings. Add onion, mushrooms and garlic. Saute until onion and mushrooms are both tender. Add red pepper, parsley and seasonings. Add clams with their juice and simmer 2-3 minutes to blend flavors. Thicken slightly with your favorite thickener and serve atop zucchini noodles. Garnish plates with a few sprinkles of parsley if desired. Serve on zucchini noodles or “zoodles” as shown above or shirataki tofu noodles.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 3 servings, each containing: (numbers are for sauce only, so be sure to add in your “pasta” numbers)
13.8 g fat
8.27 g carbs, 1.75 g fiber, 6.52 g NET CARBS
23.8 g protein
330 mg sodium