Friday, March 18, 2011

Seafood Extravaganza 1: Linguine with Clams, Fennel, Leeks and Saffron

I've been on a seafood kick for the last two weeks, largely due to the fabulous seafood I can buy at the Somerville Winter's Farmers Market. I've never cooked shellfish, and I decided it was time to try. I started with some fresh littleneck clams and used this recipe that I found on Cookthink.
I used gluten-free linguine (because I happened to have some), so it made this already healthy recipe even healthier.

It was very tasty. I'd probably be more generous with the saffron threads next time (see more about that in my next post), and if making it for company, I'd serve it with the clam shells (that I took the time to scrub!). It will make a lovely summer dish as well, followed by some kind of lemony dessert.