Sometimes when I get home after a busy, action packed day at Al Dente, I feel the need for a little pasta love. I want to see what my friends are cooking and how they’re combining our delicious pasta with other seasonal ingredients and flavors. You know I’m a big fan of pantry staples pasta. I like a little pasta, and a quick mix in of pantry staples…so you can imagine how excited I was when one of our Facebook friends took our pasta with green clam sauce recipe and made it her own and posted in our Facebook page.
Sharon had the challenge of making dinner for 4 for just one night while on vacation in a Treehouse at Disney World. She made Al Dente pasta with clam sauce recipe from the website. She packed Carba-Nada pasta in her luggage with a small can of clams, an onion, and dry seasonings in a zip lock bag. She made a great meal for herself, Mom, and two sisters. The delicious and travel ready recipe served four women who were watching their carbs!
Quick Treehouse Pasta
1/2 bag Al Dente pasta, she chose Carba-Nada
1 10 oz can baby clams, with liquid
1 onion, chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 c dry white wine, if you have it
1 tsp dry thyme
1 Tbsp dry parsley
red pepper flakes to taste
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
toasted almonds for garnish, if desired
While pasta water comes to boil, saute onion in olive oil. Cook pasta just three minutes. Add clams and juice with the dry basil, thyme, parsley, sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes, and garlic salt. Mix together and cook until the clams are just heated through. Overcooking will make the clams tough. Add the hot, drained pasta and toss to coat evenly. Add parmesan and garnish with almonds.
You have absolutely no idea how excited I get when someone takes the time to “share the pasta love”. What do I mean by that? Not only does the person buy the pasta, cook the pasta and enjoy the pasta, but he/she snaps a photo and sends your love and happiness into the universe. The next thing I know via Facebook, people show me how cooking the pasta is so quick and easy. So next time you make pasta, if you think of it, snap of photo and post on our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterst, or Instagram.