*Heavy cream is preferred, but half-and-half or light cream may be used but you'll probably have to thicken the sauce.
**Fresh parsley is highly recommended for the flavor. But if you don't have it, 2 tbs of the dehydrted from the jar will do in a pinch.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add the garlic and let it saute for about 1-2 minutes. Don't let it brown.
Add the can of clams, including the liquor they are packed in.
Add the salt, pepper and oregano and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Continue cooking uncovered over medium heat until the liquid is reduced by about 25 % (about 10 minutes)
Reduce heat and stir in the cream--do let it boil.
If you used heavy cream, the sauce should be thick enough, but if you used half-and-half or light cream, you may have to thicken--
TO THICKEN IF DESIRED:
Mix 1 tbs of cornstarch in 2 tbs cold water and add to the sauce, stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens, about 1 minute.
Serve over hot pasta and top each serving with 1 tbs of the finely chopped *fresh* parsley. (1/2 tbs each if using the dehydrated)