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Recipe Name: Baby Clams with White Wine and Garlic Servings: 4
4 pounds baby clams
1 ounce garlic, chopped
6 ounces extra virgin olive oil
2 ounces unsalted butter
4 bay leaves
1 teaspoon chili flakes (Peperoncino
8 ounces dry white wine
4 ounces water
2 cups leeks, cut in wide strips
2 tablespoons parsley
Croutons, rubbed with fresh garlic cloves and extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
Salt to taste
In a sauce pan heat the butter and olive oil. Add leeks, garlic, chili flakes and bay leaves. Cook over low heat, stirring carefully. When the leeks are cooked, but not browned, and almost transparent, add washed clams and white wine. Cover and steam open on high heat. When they have opened, remove them from their shells, add water and salt to taste. Garnish with coarsely chopped parsley. Serve in soup bowls with croutons.
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