Drain the chopped clams reserving the clam juice and set aside. You will yield about 1 1/2 cups clam juice.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta to al dente(one to two minutes under time recommended in package). Reserve about 1/2 cup of the pasta water right before you drain the pasta in case you need it for the sauce.
In a large skillet, heat the butter and a few tablespoons olive oil to medium. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper if using. (See Note) Cook for four to five minutes or until the garlic slices start to turn golden.
Add the wine, turn the heat up to medium high and allow one to two minutes for the alcohol to cook off. Add the clam juice (Not the chopped clams), the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Once the liquid starts boiling reduce the heat to medium. Check your pasta. Reserve your pasta water and drain. If your clam sauce is done and your pasta is not, turn off the heat until your pasta is ready.
When the pasta is done, drain and add to the skillet with the clam sauce. Add the chopped clams and chopped parsley and toss. It will seem like a lot of sauce but it will thicken and be absorbed by the pasta over time. You shouldn't need more liquid but if you feel it needs it, add some of the pasta water a little at a time. I like to add extra drizzles of olive oil before serving. Taste and adjust according to your liking for more salt and/or lemon juice. Plate and serve.
If you're using anchovies and/or Serrano chilies, you will add them at the same time as the garlic. The anchovies will dissolve after a few minutes and add extra flavor. You won't need to add salt if you use anchovies.
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