Fettuccine with Clams, Haricots Verts, and Parsley

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Fettuccine with Clams, Haricots Verts, and ParsleyRecipe
Photo: Jan Smith
Delicate haricots verts add a fresh flavor and tender crunch to this dish. For tips on buying clams, see "Selecting Shellfish," page 160, in this month's Cooking Class.
6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup clam mixture and about 1 cup pasta)


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3 tablespoons butter
1 cup coarsely chopped peeled tomato
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup dry white wine
1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
42 littleneck clams in shells (about 2 pounds), scrubbed
8 ounces haricots verts, trimmed and cut in half crosswise
1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
7 cups hot cooked fettuccine (about 1 pound uncooked pasta)


Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add tomato, shallots, salt, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in wine and clam juice. Add clams; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until shells begin to open. Stir in beans; cover and cook 2 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Remove from heat; stir in parsley. Serve immediately over pasta.

Created date

June 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 390
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fat 7.4 g
Satfat 3.3 g
Monofat 2.4 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 17.9 g
Carbohydrate 64.2 g
Fiber 4.4 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Iron 10.3 mg
Sodium 361 mg
Calcium 80 mg