Vongole Contadina (Steamed Clams With Prosciutto)

Vongole Contadina (steamed Clams With Prosciutto) Recipe

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Baby Kato

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I've been known to sit and eat this one all by myself, I am ashamed to say, happy but ashamed. This dish is soooo good, I just can't help myself.

Another wonderful dish by Umberto Menghi, from his Seafood Cookbook.

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Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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6
lbs clams, fresh, washed and cleaned
3
ounces prosciutto, julienned, good quality
1
garlic clove, whole, peeled
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
tablespoons butter
1/4
cup white wine, dry
1/2
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

How to Make Vongole Contadina (Steamed Clams With Prosciutto)

Step-by-Step

  • 1Saute prosciutto and garlic in oil and butter in a pot for 1 minute.
  • 2Add the white wine, wait 30 seconds than add the cream and bring to a boil.
  • 3Next, add the clams and cover the pot and steam for 5 - 6 minutes.
  • 4Please, discard any clams that do not open. They are bad.
  • 5Add the butter and parsley to the pot and mix together, season with parsley and black pepper.
  • 6Transfer the clams and prosciutto mixture to a serving bowl and enjoy.

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About Vongole Contadina (Steamed Clams With Prosciutto)

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Steamed Clams




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