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Pasta with Clams, White Wine and Spicy Italian Sausage

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Easy
  • Prep time
    › 3/4 hr
  • Cook time
    › 25 min
  • Serves
    › 4 to 6 servings



36 littleneck clams

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 yellow onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 medium red chile, such as red jalapeno or red Fresno, finely sliced

2 teaspoons fennel seeds

1/2 pound spicy Italian sausage, casings removed

1 cup dry white wine

1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes

3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked

1 pound linguine

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons butter, cold, cubed

Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Pecorino Romano, grated, for serving, optional


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