Clams in Lemon White Sauce

Oxmoor House
2 servings.


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4 pounds littleneck clams
3 tablespoons cornmeal
1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1 1/2 cups Chablis or other dry white wine
2 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced green onions
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper


Scrub clams thoroughly, discarding any that are cracked or open. Place clams in a large bowl; cover with cold water, and sprinkle with cornmeal. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain and rinse clams; set aside. Discard cornmeal.

Combine clams, chopped onion, shallots, and wine in a large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until most clams are open. Remove clams to a serving bowl as they open; keep warm. Discard any unopened clams. Bring remaining liquid to a boil; cook over high heat until reduced to 1 cup. Pour liquid through a sieve, and set aside.

Melt margarine in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, reserved 1 cup of clam liquid, lemon rind, lemon juice, and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in parsley, green onions, salt, and pepper. Pour sauce over clams. Serve immediately.

Created date

August 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 265
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 9.7 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 18.6 g
Carbohydrate 28.3 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 537 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg