Red clam sauce is quick and easy to make when you get a head start with a jar of marinara sauce and canned clams. Garlic, hot cherry peppers, and fresh parsley help this pasta dish taste homemade.
1. In a large saucepan, cook garlic in olive oil for 1 minute. Add marinara sauce and hot cherry peppers, seeded and sliced.
2. Drain chopped clams, reserving 1 cup liquid. Add clam liquid to the marinara; set clams aside. Simmer sauce for 5 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Add clams and simmer 1 additional minute. Stir in chopped parsley.
3. Toss sauce with 1 pound cooked linguine and serve immediately. Garnish with parsley and basil, if desired.