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Linguine is long like spaghetti, but instead of being rod-shaped, is flat and wider than spaghetti, but not as wide as fettuccine.
It can be bought fresh in “nests”, or dried.
It is often used for dishes with seafood such as clam, mussels, shrimps and squid. The most classic use is with a clam sauce, either white or red.
A narrower version of linguine.
Originated in Southern Italy.
Linguine means “little tongues” in Italian. “Lingua” is tongue; adding “ina” at the end makes it “little tongue”, and swapping the “a” at the end for an “e” makes it plural.