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Mama T's Zuppa Di Clams

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A festive Christmas dish!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
4
cost
$
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Mama T shares one of her go-to recipes for Christmas eve.
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ingredients
  • 18-24 littleneck clams (cleaned)
  • about 1/3 cup olive oil
  • about 1/2 cup onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 can anchovies (small flat no oil)
  • 6-7 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 handful minced fresh parsley
  • dried oregano (to taste)
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 cup good white wine
  • 2 cups water
  • italian bread
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step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    about 1/3 cup olive oil
    about 1/2 cup onion (finely chopped)
    4 cloves garlic (minced)
    Heat oil in a saute pan. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion wilts.
  • 2
    1 can anchovies (small flat no oil)
    6-7 fresh basil leaves
    1 handful minced fresh parsley
    dried oregano (to taste)
    Add anchovies, basil, parsley and oregano. Stir about 5 minutes, as anchovies break up and blend into everything.
  • 3
    1 can tomato paste
    1 cup good white wine
    2 cups water
    Than add tomato paste, wine and water. Stir, then simmer about 5 minutes.
  • 4
    18-24 littleneck clams (cleaned)
    Add clams. Stir with wooden spoon. Cover and shake every now and then until clams over, 2-5 minutes.
  • 5
    Italian bread
    Remove from heat and transfer clams to bowl. Serve with plenty of good italian bread to Sop up the juices.
 
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