Clam Sauce

½ cup olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 pinch of red pepper flakes
1 ¾ cup half & half
3 cans (6.5 oz. ) of minced clams drain and reserve juice

Sauté onion and pepper flakes until tender.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add reserve clam juice and simmer 6 minutes. Gradually stir in half & half and simmer 20 minutes. Do not boil. Add clams and cook just until heated through.   Stir into cooked pasta and serve.