This is one of my favorite meals. My mom use to make it when I was a kid but she didn't make it often because my brother and sister didn't care for it
too much. I loved it however
Mblah's Homemade Fettucini and Clam Sauce w/ Crusty Italian Bread
I made the pasta, sauce and bread all from scratch
For anyone who has seen pics of my kitchen it was a challenge. Half way through making
everything I had to throw in the towel and go to my fiancee's mom's house to use her kitchen and counter to roll the pasta out lol. My
is SMALL! I have one tiny counter, but I
am learning to work around it. I have a method for everything BUT pasta! I have nothing to attach it to but that will be remedied soon! I'm going to
put a drop table on the wall in the kitchen. It will make a great cooking station and when I'm done just fold it up against the wall and latch it!
Small kitchens wont keep me from doing what i love!!
10oz canned clams in brine
1 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced (I used baby portabella)
4 tbs olive oil
2 tsp fresh chopped basil
1 tsp fresh chopped oregano
1 tsp fresh chopped Italian parsley
1 1/2 cloves of garlic crushed
1/4 cup diced tomato
1 onion finely chopped
3 tbs butter
3/4 cup of white wine
1 cup of milk
6 live clams (if you can find them, not needed for meal)
1 box of Fettucini pasta (I made my own)
S&P for seasoning
First soak clams in the milk for 1- 1 1/2 hrs, once done drain and set milk aside. Don't throw it away!
Melt butter in large pan with olive oil and then add garlic and onion, sautee til slightly brown. Add mushrooms and sautee a few mins then add wine.
Cook til reduced on medium heat. Next add herbs, clams and clam milk. Cook til sauce thickens slightly.
For the live clams steam them til they open. If they are open when you buy them they are BAD do not use them! Fresh clams should be closed. Steam til
they open fully and then set aside.
Boil pasta or make your own: Mblah's Homemade Fettucini
Then serve on a plate with sauce and garnish with the tomatoes and clams like so and serve with some
Mblah's Italian Bread
This is a fairly easy dish (if you omit making your own pasta and bread of course). It does take time if you do it all from scratch but to me there is
something about making things from scratch. I love to cook and really enjoy sharing it with others. I put love into my food when I make it! All my
energy goes into it, it's like a high for me in a sense. It is what i love to do and it also helps when I'm stressed out.
Hope you enjoy! If you try it let me know how it turns out and share pics!
And one of my other pasta creations Mblah's Bow Tie pasta how to
edit on 1/20/2012 by mblahnikluver because: add Fettucini link
edit on 1/20/2012 by mblahnikluver because: add bow
tie pasta link