5 from 2 votes
Spicy Lime Linguine with Clams and Sausage
Linguine with Clams with a spicy twist... The secret ingredients in this meal favorite are spicy sausage, lime juice, and a hot pepper hard cider.
Course: Entree
Servings: 4 servings
Author: We are not Martha
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 lb. ground hot Italian sausage
  • 1 lb. dried linguine
  • 1 small yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper finely diced
  • 2 lbs. littleneck clams or similar, scrubbed
  • 1 cup Woodchuck Hot Pepper Hard Cider
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove sausage to a plate or bowl and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add linguine to pot and cook until al dente.
  3. In the same skillet you cooked the sausage in, add onion, garlic, and jalapeño and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add more olive oil if necessary.
  4. Add clams and hard cider to skillet and bring to a simmer. Add lime juice and zest and cover skillet. Cook, until clams open, about 5 minutes. Be sure to discard any clams that don't open.
  5. Drain pasta and add along with butter to skillet with clams. Toss with sausage and parsley and season with salt and pepper.