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Linguine with Clams, Chicken Basil Sausage, Tomatoes, and Kale

Linguine with Clams, Chicken Basil Sausage, Tomatoes, and Kale

by Pam on August 10, 2014

My daughter requested clams for dinner but when I went to the store, they only had 1 1/2 lbs left. I decided to grab the remaining clams and use them in one of my favorite pasta dishes. This recipe was  easy to put together but tasted gourmet and delicious. We all, kids included, loved this pasta – especially the clams!  The leftovers were even more flavorful the following day. This one will be on our table again very soon.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Roll bits of sausage into small balls. Place the balls into the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the minced garlic, tomatoes, crushed red pepper flakes, and crushed fennel seeds to the skillet. then stir constantly for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth to the skillet as well as the kale and some sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Break up a few of the tomatoes by piercing them with the spatula. Cook for a 8-10 minutes while the pasta is cooking.

Cook pasta in salted water, per instructions.

Go through your fresh clams, if any of them are open, tap them lightly on the counter and if they don’t close shut, the clams are dead – DO NOT EAT THEM. Scrub the clams lightly in cold water. Keep the clams in the refrigerator until ready to use.

While the pasta is cooking, add the fresh clams to the sauce by the handful and simmer for 4-6 minutes (don’t dump the bowl of clams into the sauce because there could be sand in the bottom of the bowl). If there are any clams that did not open, throw them out. Toss the cooked linguine with the sauce and clams until evenly coated. Top with the remaining basil and finely grated Parmesan, if desired, then serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Linguine with Clams, Chicken Basil Sausage, Tomatoes, and Kale




Yield: 6-8

Total Time: 20-25 min.



Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1/2 lb chicken basil ground sausage
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cup of chicken broth
2 1/2 cups of grape tomatoes
1 1/2 cups of kale, chopped
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 1/2 lbs Manilla clams, rinsed
9 oz linguine, cooked per instructions

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Roll bits of sausage into small balls. Place the balls into the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the minced garlic, tomatoes, crushed red pepper flakes, and crushed fennel seeds to the skillet. then stir constantly for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth to the skillet as well as the kale and some sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Break up a few of the tomatoes by piercing them with the spatula. Cook for a 8-10 minutes while the pasta is cooking.

Cook pasta in salted water, per instructions.

Go through your fresh clams, if any of them are open, tap them lightly on the counter and if they don’t close shut, the clams are dead – DO NOT EAT THEM. Scrub the clams lightly in cold water. Keep the clams in the refrigerator until ready to use.

While the pasta is cooking, add the fresh clams to the sauce by the handful and simmer for 4-6 minutes (don’t dump the bowl of clams into the sauce because there could be sand in the bottom of the bowl). If there are any clams that did not open, throw them out. Toss the cooked linguine with the sauce and clams until evenly coated. Top with the remaining basil and finely grated Parmesan, if desired, then serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

 

References

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I am sad to say?

by Pam on January 13, 2013

… that I won’t be cooking for a few days. I hurt my back while bowling a couple of weeks ago and have been hobbling around but able to do most things (just a bit slower). Unfortunately, while changing the sheets on my son’s bed on Friday afternoon, I threw my lower back (SI joint) out. I have been in severe pain since then and have very little movement. Thankfully, I have an appointment tomorrow to see if I can get some relief. A BIG HUGE THANK YOU to my amazing husband and children who have been so helpful and patient with me during this time.

I hope to be back to cooking very soon.

Summer Salads

by Pam on June 30, 2013

Attention RSS Subscribers:  On July 1, 2013 you won’t see Google Reader anymore. They announced in March that it’ll be killing off the RSS  feeds application.

There are only a few more days before Google Reader goes away. If you use Google Reader as your RSS feeds to get daily updates of For the Love of Cooking, I do not want to lose you as a subscriber!!  Please go to Feedly[1] or BlogLovin[2]‘ and switch your Google Reader before July 1st. As soon as you sign in to Feedly or BlogLovin’, they’ll ask you if you want to import your current Google Reader subscriptions, click YES and then everything is done for you. Super fast, super easy! You can also keep current on all new posts by For the Love of Cookingthrough Facebook[3], Twitter[4], Pinterest[5], and/or E-mail[6].

On to Summer Salads ~

Well, it’s that time of year again. I am going to take the next week off to spend time with my family, hang out with my kids, visit with friends, and relax. I’ll be leaving you with some fun summer recipes this week.

First up, salads. Here are some of my favorite summertime salad recipes.

Mixed Greens with Rainier Cherries, Nectarine, Feta Cheese and a White Balsamic Vinaigrette[7]

 

Avocado and Tomato Salad[8]

 

Fruit Salad with a Citrus Vanilla Sauce[9]

 

Vegetable Loaded Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing[10]

 

Farmer’s Salad[11]

 

Green Bean Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette[12]

 

Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Candied Walnuts, Feta, and Pomegranate Seeds[13]

 

Grilled Chicken Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing[14]

 

Fruit Salad with Honey-Citrus Dressing[15]

 

Tomato Stack Salad with Corn, Bacon, and Avocado[16]

 

Grilled Corn, Poblano, and Onion Salad with Lime Vinaigrette[17]

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  7. ^ Mixed Greens with Rainier Cherries, Nectarine, Feta Cheese and a White Balsamic Vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  8. ^ Avocado and Tomato Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  9. ^ Fruit Salad with a Citrus Vanilla Sauce (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  10. ^ Vegetable Loaded Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  11. ^ Farmer’s Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  12. ^ Green Bean Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  13. ^ Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Candied Walnuts, Feta, and Pomegranate Seeds (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  14. ^ Grilled Chicken Salad with Spicy Pineapple Dressing (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  15. ^ Fruit Salad with Honey-Citrus Dressing (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  16. ^ Tomato Stack Salad with Corn, Bacon, and Avocado (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  17. ^ Grilled Corn, Poblano, and Onion Salad with Lime Vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)