CREAMY WHITE CLAM SAUCE

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INGREDIENTS: YIELDS 4 servings

One 10 0z can whole baby clams

Two 6 ¾ oz minced or chopped clams

3 TBSP butter

3 TBSP olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

4-5 cloves garlic, chopped

½ cup chopped mushrooms

1 ½ “ anchovy paste

2 TBSP flour

½ tsp Parsley, ½ tsp Italian Seasoning, ¼ tsp Basil

Pepper to taste

Pinch Crushed red pepper

1/3 cup Chardonnay

¼ cup half and half

1/3 cup mozzarella cheese

¼ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

½ cup fresh grated Romano cheese

 

PREPARATION:

In a 4 qt sauce pan, melt butter and olive oil together.  Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, and anchovy paste.  Sauté 5 minutes on low heat.  Add flour and cook another 3 – 4 minutes.  Add Chardonnay and seasonings.  Let simmer for a few minutes.

Drain clams, reserving liquid.  You should end up with 1 ½ cups.  Add to pan, stirring until slightly thickened.  Slowly begin  adding cheeses, stirring as you go. When cheese is melted and sauce is smooth, add half and half and clams. Cook only long enough to heat them.

Serve over cooked pasta and sprinkle with more grated cheese.

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