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Clams In Garlic Sauce


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  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 pieces dried guajillo chili with seeds - (2" ea) thinly sliced (available at Latin American markets and some supermark
  • 3 pounds Manila clams scrubbed
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup dry Sherry
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste


Servings 8


Step 1

Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic, bay leaves, and guajillo chili; sauté until onion is tender, about 8 minutes. Add clams and sauté 2 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup parsley. Add Sherry and lemon juice.

Increase heat to medium-high, cover, and simmer until clams open (discard any that do not open), about 8 minutes. Transfer clams to shallow bowl.

Boil sauce until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over clams. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons parsley and serve.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

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