Vegan Linguini with Clam Sauce- No, Really, It’s VEGAN!

Vegan Linguini with Clam Sauce- No, Really, It’s VEGAN!

This vegan linguini with clam sauce recipe 100% vegan and has the taste and texture of the real thing!  I know that it’s hard to believe, but if you like the taste of seafood, you must try this recipe!

Vegan linguini with clam sauce is 100% vegan and has the taste and texture of the real thing! I know that it’s hard to believe, but if you like the taste of seafood, you must try this recipe! Using king mushrooms and kelp powder to give the taste and texture of clam, but completely pant based and gluten free. thehiddenveggies.com

Before going vegan, I really liked seafood and it is something that I have missed.  I loved going to an Italian restaurant and ordering some buttery linguini and clam sauce.

A few years ago, my husband and I were eating at a local Chinese restaurant.  The owner happened to be walking past when we were ordering and overheard that we were vegan.  He stopped and said, “You’re vegan?  I’ll make you something special!”  He brought us a delicious dish made with king mushrooms.  I had never had them before, and I couldn’t get over how much the texture was like seafood.  A few weeks later, I was shopping in an Asian market and noticed the mushrooms for sale.  I knew that I could create some great mock seafood recipes from these amazing mushrooms!

King mushrooms.  These mushrooms have a naturally chewy texture and mild taste.

Where can I find king mushrooms?

The mushrooms are a little hard to find, but if you live near a major city, they are in most Asian grocery stores.  They are truly huge! 

Chopped king mushroom to make vegan linguini with clam sauce.Comprised of mostly stem, each mushroom is dense and “meaty” with a mild flavor.  I cut off the top cap because it has a strong flavor, and the bottom inch or so of the stem because the texture is too chewy, then cut the rest into small cubes. King mushrooms sauteing in vegan butter and sprinkled with kelp flakes to give it a clam flavor.

How do I make vegan linguini with clam sauce?

For the Linguini and clam sauce, I start with my homemade vegan butter.  It tastes very similar to real butter and gives it that authentic taste, but you can use regular vegan margarine too.  I then sauté the cubed mushrooms in the butter in my iron skillet and sprinkle with salt. Fresh parsley added to the vegan Linguini and clam sauce.When the mushrooms release their juices, add kelp powder.  This can be purchased in many major grocery stores or you can order it here.  This gives the mushrooms the clam flavor.  You can adjust the amount to suit your taste.  The linguini tossed in with the vegan clam sauce.Finally, add the garlic and parsley and cook for another minute or two.  Toss in the cooked pasta, mix well, and you’re done!

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Vegan linguini and clam sauce is 100% vegan and has the taste and texture of the real thing! I know that it’s hard to believe, but if you like the taste of seafood, you must try this recipe! Using king mushrooms and kelp powder to give the taste and texture of clam, but completely pant based and gluten free. thehiddenveggies.com
VEGAN LINGUINI WITH CLAM SAUCE
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A classic tasting vegan linguini with clam sauce made with king mushrooms.  Gluten free if made with gluten free linguini.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: gluten free, Italian, vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 295 kcal
Author: Monica | The Hidden Veggies
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs. linguini pasta (gluten free if desired)
  • 2 king mushrooms diced
  • ½ cup vegan butter or margarine
  • 2 tsp kelp flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 gloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil water and cook linguini according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is boiling, wash king mushroom, cut off the cap an about 1 ½ inches off the end.
  3. Then dice the large stem portion of the mushroom into small cubes.
  4. Melt vegan butter on low in a large skillet and add mushrooms and salt.
  5. Sauté on medium low until the mushrooms start to release their water.
  6. Add the kelp powder, minced garlic, and parsley and cook for about 2-3 more minutes.
  7. Add the drained and rinsed pasta to the skillet and mix well.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
Recipe Notes
  • Be sure to cook on medium low heat as to not burn the butter or the garlic.
  • Only cook 2-3 more minutes after adding minced garlic so it doesn't burn.
  • Top with more fresh parsley.
  • Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
VEGAN LINGUINI WITH CLAM SAUCE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 249mg 10%
Potassium 163mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 4.5%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 This vegan linguini with clam sauce is one of the easiest pasta dishes that you can make!  The whole thing only takes about 20 minute, but tastes like it came from a fancy Italian restaurant!

Enjoy!

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Vegan linguini with clam sauce is 100% vegan and has the taste and texture of the real thing! I know that it’s hard to believe, but if you like the taste of seafood, you must try this recipe! Using king mushrooms and kelp powder to give the taste and texture of clam, but completely pant based and gluten free. thehiddenveggies.com




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