Monday, February 06, 2006

First, a recipe

For those of you who like recipes. Tonight's dinner. Yum! Anyone fat-averse, turn away now.

Articulate Dad's Quick White Clam Sauce (serve with linguine, or whatever you like)
One can whole baby clams
2-3 tbsp ghee (or butter)
1 tbsp crushed or chopped garlic
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4-1/2 cup cream (or milk)
2 tbsp grated cheese
1 tbsp corn starch
1-2 dashes of white pepper
1/2 dash nutmeg
1-2 dashes oregano

Warm butter or ghee over medium heat. Add garlic. Stir. Let simmer for a minute or two. Add mushrooms, and stir for a couple minutes. Drain clams, reserve liquid. Add clams to the pan. Mix 2 tbsp of clam juice with 1 tbsp of corn starch in a small prep bowl. Set aside. Stir clams. Add cream or milk. Stir. Bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Stir for a minute. Add 1/2 cup of clam juice. Stir. Add cheese, and the spices. Stir. Mix the corn starch again, then add to the sauce. Raise heat to medium again, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens (about one minute). Remove from heat. Spoon over pasta. Eat. Yum!

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