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Nutrition Facts

Calories 57
  Calories from Fat 9 (16%)
(2%)Total Fat 1g
(1%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(4%)Cholesterol 12mg
(26%)Sodium 622mg
(4%)Potassium 148mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(21%)Protein 11g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Fresh Clam Sauce


  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1 Tbs minced fresh garlic

  • 2 lbs fresh clams, rinsed and scrubbed with a brush

  • 1/4 cup white wine

  • 1 1/2 Tbs fresh lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 cups clam juice

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 2 tsp cornstarch

  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh parsley


  • In a large sauté pan, combine olive oil and garlic. Sauté for about 30 seconds over medium heat. Add clams and continue to sauté. Add white wine and cook until most of wine has evaporated. Add lemon juice, clam juice and black pepper. Simmer until clams open, about 5 minutes. Remove clams. (Discard any that do not open.)
  • In a small bowl or cup, combine cornstarch with 2 teaspoons water and mix to form a thin paste. Add to sauce and cook until thickened. Add fresh parsley.
  • Divide clams into 4 portions. Serve clams over 1 cup cooked pasta with 1/2 cup sauce.

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