Taste this tantalizing linguini pasta with clams and calamari, a delicious seafood recipe for a quick lunch or dinner meal.
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Linguini pasta with clams and calamari

Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Author Ramona Sebastian

Ingredients

  • 500 g pasta linguine (dry)
  • 300 g squid (cut into strips)
  • 2 packs clams (pre-cooked)
  • 30 g butter
  • 100 g double cream
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper (black)
  • 15 springs parsley (fresh)
  • 1-2 red chili (fresh) (optional)
  • 1 pinch chili (dry) (optional)
  • 2-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • baby tomatoes (on vine) (baked)

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to the pack instructions.
  • While pasta is cooking, place a deep frying pan (oak style) on medium heat. Add the olive oil, butter and peel the garlic if not done so already.
  • Add the finely chopped garlic to the hot oil one pinch of dry chilly flakes (if decided to put in so you use either the dry one now or the fresh one at the end). Cook for literally 30-40 seconds and then add the very well drained squid. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then add the cream followed by the clams. Cook for a further minute. Please do use all the juices that clams come with.
  • Put pasta in, mix well and serve with the freshly chopped parsley, the chili and/or the baked tomatoes followed by a good old squeeze of fresh lemon.

Notes

The pasta
It's best to cook and immediately serve this pasta, but if preparing for later meals, add some olive oil (1-2 tbsp) to the pasta so it doesn't stick.
Also if you need to reheat pasta, try 1-2 minutes, anything past that results in an overly cooked pasta.
If you intend to eat this seafood linguini pasta later on, (right after boiling) quickly rinse the pasta in cold water:
1 - to bring down the temperature of the pasta, full control;
2 - to rinse the extra starch which would normally make it stick.
A close-up of the seafood linguini pasta
The squid
If this is fresh you only need to cut it into strips or rings, however you may like.
If you buy frozen squid, defrost it for at least 1 hour before preparing, so that it doesn't release too much water when cooking it.
The clams
These can be replaced (if you cannot find them in local stores) by fresh or good old smoked salmon.