This was delicious. Although, I have to admit to changing the recipe after reading almost all of the reviews, and looking at a few other recipes. The compilated recipe follows:
1/4 c. butter,
2 T. flour,
5-6 large garlic cloves minced,
1 T. dried parsley,
1/4 tsp. dried oregano,
1/4 tsp. dried basil,
1/4 tsp. black pepper,
red pepper flakes-optional-to taste-pinch,
1/4 c. olive oil,
1/4 c. white wine,
2(6.5 oz) cans minced clams in juice,
1/4 c. whipping cream,
1 lb. linguine,
Romano or Parm. for sprinkling on top.
Melt butter in deep saute pan. Add flour and spices, combine well. Add olive oil, wine, and juice from clams. Simmer over low heat until well combined and reduced a bit. Cook noodles. Right before adding cooked noodles to sauce add the minced clam meat and whipping cream to sauce--this keeps clams from getting rubbery. Toss well to coat. Serve with grated cheese.
Made for anniversary dinner. Easy, impressive looking, wonderful!