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Marinated Clams

with Chile and Parsley

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Marinated Clams

Marinated Clams - Clams - A great way for a beginning cook to impress friends

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97
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30 min.
Preparation
1 hr 15 min.
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Ingredients

for 4 servings
2 ⅕ pounds
Clams (fresh or frozen)
1
large Onion
2
1
½ bunch
flat-leaf Parsley
½
2 tablespoons
1 ¼ cups
dry White wine (or fish stock)
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Kitchen utensils

1 large Pot (with lid), 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Small brush, 1 Bowl, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Step 1/10
Marinated Clams preparation step 1

Scrub clams and let soak for 1 hour in cold water, chaning the water once. (If using frozen clams, let thaw first.)

Step 2/10
Marinated Clams preparation step 2

Meanwhile, peel onion and garlic and finely chop both. Halve chile lengthwise, remove the seeds, rinse and pat dry. Cut chile into thin strips.

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Marinated Clams preparation step 3

Rinse parsley, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop coarsely. Squeeze juice from lemon.

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Marinated Clams preparation step 4

Drain clams in a sieve. Discard any that remain opened.

Step 5/10
Marinated Clams preparation step 5

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add chile and sauté until softened, about 1 minute.

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Marinated Clams preparation step 6

Add wine and bring to a boil.

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Marinated Clams preparation step 7

Add clams, cover and cook over high heat until all the clams have opened, about 4 minutes, shaking pot a few times.

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Marinated Clams preparation step 8

With a skimmer, transfer clams to a plate. Remove any clams that have not opened.  

Step 9/10
Marinated Clams preparation step 9

Add parsley to the cooking broth and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice.

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Marinated Clams preparation step 10

Pour broth over the clams and serve hot or warm.

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