Clam Linguine with Portuguese Sausage

Clam Linguine with Portuguese Sausage

Clam linguine with Portuguese Sausage

Clam linguine with Portuguese Sausage

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 cup Portuguese sausage, cut into chunks
1/2 tablespoon shallot, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 pound Manila clams, rinsed
1/4 cup dry vermouth
1/2 pound linguine, pre-cooked al dente and chilled
1 pound butter, unsalted, cold
1 pinch salt, to taste
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
2 each basil leaves, torn

Directions
  1. Heat large fry pan to medium heat with sausage in it.
  2. Cook until golden. Add shallot, garlic and toast for 3 minutes (if necessary add a little oil).
  3. Add dry vermouth and deglaze the pan stirring the bottom carefully.
  4. Add clams and cover with lid. Steam until clams open.
  5. Add precooked linguine to pan, replace lid and heat.
  6. Add butter to pan and season with salt.
  7. Toss gently.
  8. Place in a large bowl and top with cheese, tomatoes, and torn basil.

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