My body needs iron!
This happened last time I was pregnant. I’m exhausted, cranky (well, more so than normal) and I know that my body needs more iron. As much as I love to take pills that feel like, well, a giant block of iron in my stomach, I would much rather get my nutrients the old-fashioned way, in food! So today I was reading about some good sources of iron as I am tired of spinach-broccoli-spinach-broccoli-spinach-broccoli cycle, and I saw that clams are a good source of iron! Yay! I can do clams. And so I did, canned that is, because, like I said, I am exhausted and cranky.
Add linguine to boiling, salted water. Cook 10-12 minutes until tender.
5 minutes before the pasta is done, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add 2-3 cloves garlic, minced and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add 1 large tomato, diced. Saute 1 minute.
Add clams, saute 1 minute.
Season with some freshly ground black pepper and a dash of crushed red pepper (omit if cooking for kids or family who are heat-sensitive). Add 1/4 cup dry white wine. Cook 2-3 minutes until some of the liquid evaporates.
Drain pasta and return to pan. Add clam sauce.
Finish off with some minced parsley and freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Top off with a little more freshly grated cheese and enjoy!