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Garlic Butter Sauteed Clams


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  • 1 1/2 lbs clams, rinsed, scrubbed and cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3 dashes cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped Italian flat parsley
  • Lemon wedges for serving


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Step 1

1. Heat up a skillet on medium heat.

2. Add the butter and saute the garlic until slightly browned.

3. Add the clams, and quickly toss around with a wooden spoon.

4. Add the wine and cayenne pepper.

5. Cover the skillet and let cook for 1 minute, or until the clams are all open.

6. Add the lemon juice and parley, stir to combine well.

7. Remove from heat and serve with lemon wedges immediately.

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