I have had this recipe for over 20 years - the poor recipe card is almost in shreds and is curiously decorated with drops of butter? cream? clam juice? white wine? So easy to make and so incredibly rich and yummy! Simply take your time, and have all of the ingredients ready to go before starting....
1 lb. of manilla clams shells still in their shells, scrubbed clean
6 T. of real butter (don't skimp!)
4 cloves minced/chopped garlic
1/2 tsp. of red pepper flakes
3/4 c. dry white wine (or more to taste if you're anything like Julia!)
1 1/2 cup cream (again, don't skimp!)
1 T lemon juice
2+ T fresh parsley chopped - I like Italian parsley for its flavor
2/3 c. Parmesan Cheese; shredded or shaved
Pasta - doesn't really matter what kind, this recipe is good on every kind of pasta. We've had it on spinach linguine many times, gorgeous presentation!
Cook pasta while clams are simmering, then drain. Toss pasta and clam sauce together and serve immediately topped with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!