Spinach Linguine with Clams in Sake Red Chili Sauce in a white bowl.

Linguine with Clams in Sake Red Chili Sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Italian
Keyword: clams, linguine, pasta, seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 430kcal
Twirl your fork in linguine with clams with an Asian-inspired twist! Sake, red-chile sauce and a touch of cilantro make this a delicious pasta dish you can cook in just 20 minutes!
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  • 1 lb linguine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup sake (or your favorite white wine)
  • 1 cup clam stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili paste (add more if you really like kick)
  • 4 lbs clams
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season with Kosher salt and cook linguine until just al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper, and saute for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until the garlic starts to turn golden.
  • Add sake and clam stock and allow the liquid to reduce for about three minutes. Stir in the red chili paste. 
  • Add clams to the pan, cover and let cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until the clams open up. Discard any unopened clams.
  •  Stir in the butter and cilantro. Add linguine to the pan and toss until the pasta is coated in sauce. Serve immediately!


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7.7% | Vitamin C: 2.7% | Calcium: 3.9% | Iron: 9.8%