This was the first “real” recipe I was ever taught. My family members are intense lovers of garlic. This is a recipe that my uncle taught my Dad, and my Dad taught me. Someday, I too will teach my son the secret to this family garlicky tradition.
2 lb. dry linguini
2 cup slice garlic (about 2 heads)
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (add more if you like it very spicy)
8 cans of chopped canned clams, meat and juice separated
- Place garlic, onions, olive oil and salt in a large sauté pan.
- Sauté until the onions and garlic begin to become translucent, about 8 minutes.
- Start boiling salted water for the pasta (1 gallon water: 3 TB kosher salt).
- Add the 4 cans of clam juice and red pepper flakes to the onions and garlic.
- Reduce liquid by ½ very slowly, about 15-18 minutes.
- Half way through the liquid reduction period, drop dry pasta into the boiling water for 8-9 minutes until the linguini is el dente.
- When the reduction is complete, add chopped clams to the liquid for about 1 minute.
- Toss in hot pasta. Enjoy
At the end of a wonderful meal, dessert is always welcomed! My son loves making this trifle with me. His favorite part is sprinkling the powdered sugar on top! It is a quick and easy dessert allowing more time around the table.
1 – 1 lb loaf of pound cake or cream cake
1 pint of heavy cream
¼ cup + 1 TB of sugar
1 TB vanilla extract
4 large peaches, peeled and sliced
1 cup fresh raspberries for garnish
A sprinkle of powdered sugar, also for garnish
- Slice cake into 1 inch slices. Separate into 2 equal piles and reserve.
- Whip heavy cream together with ¼ cup of sugar and vanilla extract until medium stiff peaks, reserve.
- Mix peeled and slice peaches with 1 TB of sugar, reserve.
- Layer the bottom of a tall glass bowl with 1/3 of the whipped cream.
- Layer the whipped cream with 1/3 of the peaches.
- Top the peaches with ½ of the cake slices.
- Repeat steps 4-6.
- Top with remaining whipped cream and peaches.
- Garnish with raspberries and a dusting of powdered sugar.