Gluten-Free Linguini and Clams

2020-04-25T16:37:34+00:00April 25th, 2020|Entrees, Recipes|

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Linguini and Clams:

I wanted to make my own rendition of linguini and clams in honor of my dad’s anniversary. He always made the best linguini and clams and it seriously was one of my favorites. I wish I would have payed more attention to how he made his but I figured I would make my own version and I think it was pretty close to the way he made his.

Ingredients used to make:

  1. Wild caught clams with salt drained
  2. Clam juice (you can buy separate clam juice or just use the juice when you drain your clams from can)
  3. Garlic ghee or substitute avocado oil/olive oil with 1-2 tsp minced garlic
  4. Cracked pepper
  5. Dried oregano
  6. Dried parsley
  7. Fresh cilantro or parsley
  8. Crushed red pepper if you like a little spice but omit if you can’t handle spicy
  9. Jovial Foods gluten-free capellini pasta or any type of pasta you have
  10. Juice of a lemon
  11. Olive oil
  12. Parmesan cheese

How to prepare:

This dish comes together in no time and that is what I love about it. I first added my garlic ghee to a pan and warmed. And in another pot I started to bring about 4 quarts of water to a boil with salt for my pasta. Once the ghee was warm, I added my drained clams with pepper, oregano, parsley, and sautéed for a few minutes. Next, I added the calm juice, fresh cilantro, and crushed pepper and cooked for the duration it took my pasta to cook (8 minutes).

Plating the linguini and clams:

Once the pasta is done cooking, I drained the pasta, added to a bowl, and topped with the clam mixture, olive oil, parmesan cheese, juice of a lemon, and fresh cilantro. And don’t forget the bread, I toasted some of my grain-free bread from Awgbakery to enjoy with this dish.

Gluten-Free Linguini and Clams


  • 3 6.5 ounce drained wild caught clams with salt
  • 1 cup clam juice
  • 2 Tbsp garlic ghee sub olive oil/avocado oil and minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 12 oz package jovial foods gluten free capellini pasta
  • Toppings:
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh cilantro


  • Add ghee to pan to warm
  • Add drained clams, oregano, parsley, pepper and sauté for a few minutes
  • Add in 1 cup clam juice you reserved and crushed peppers, cook until you pasta is done (about 8 minutes)
  • Cook pasta according to package
  • Add to pan with clams, mix, top with drizzle of olive oil, Parmesan cheese, cilantro, and juice of lemon