ingredients

For Herb Bread Crumbs:

1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon Pompeian Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, minced

For Clams Pasta:

1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/3 pound linguini
1 teaspoon Pompeian Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup pancetta
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 pound littleneck clams 8-12, rinsed really well to remove any grit
1/3 cup white wine
2 tablespoons butter
Pompeian Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil

preparation

  1. In a skillet, combine the breadcrumbs, butter, Pompeian Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil and garlic. Cook over medium-low heat until bread crumbs become toasty and browned. Remove from heat and add in the chopped parsley.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add linguini to boiling water and cook until slightly underdone. Meanwhile, place a large saucepan over medium-low heat, and add olive oil and pancetta. Cook for 5-6 minutes to let the fat render and pancetta crispy. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes making sure the garlic doesn’t brown. Sauté gently, reducing heat if necessary so garlic does not brown.
  3. Add clams and white wine, and cover. Let cook for 3-4 minutes until clams open up. Add in the hot drained pasta, and butter. Cover, and shake the pot gently. Allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. To serve, garnish with the herbed breadcrumbs and a drizzle of Pompeian Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil.