If you can find tinned minced clams keep some tins around for this super easy recipe. Try serving it with a green salad and garlic bread if desired.
My husband and I decided that this dish was good enough that it would not have been out of place if served at a solid Italian restaurant. I added a little white wine and lemon juice to the sauce (while it was simmering) to great effect. The lemon juice gave the sauce a little pizzazz. The overall effect was a sauce that had many distinct flavors without being overpowering. Next time I might add some more clams -- possibly whole clams. This quality pasta recipe promises to be a regular at our dinner table. - 15 Mar 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Excellent. I doubled the sauce, used 2 cans of minced clams(reserving juice from both) and 1 can of small clams. Added a couple squirts of lemon. Garnished with real clams in shells and served with a good crusty bread. As good as any restaurants. - 11 Dec 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I can't say that we found this to be anything to brag about. I even added 1/4 cup red and 1/4 cup green chopped bell peppers and 1/4 cup of fresh, sliced mushrooms to the saute. Still, the result was nothing more than butter and noodles...with a couple of veggies and clams. I would certaintly not serve to company and doubt I will make again. - 12 Jun 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)