Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Clams
Yield: 2 servings.
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 282
- Calories from fat: 7%
- Fat: 2.2g
- Saturated fat: 0.3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
- Protein: 12.9g
- Carbohydrate: 53.4g
- Fiber: 0.0g
- Cholesterol: 9mg
- Iron: 0.0mg
- Sodium: 106mg
- Calcium: 0.0mg
- 1 dozen littleneck clams
- 2 teaspoons cornmeal
- Olive oil-flavored vegetable cooking spray
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomato
- 1/4 cup clam juice
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 4 ounces capellini (angel hair pasta), uncooked
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Scrub clams thoroughly, discarding any that are cracked or open. Place remaining clams in a large bowl; cover with cold water, and sprinkle with cornmeal. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain and rinse clams, discarding cornmeal. Set clams aside.
- Coat a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat until hot. Add garlic, and saute 30 seconds. Add tomato and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Place clams on top of tomato mixture. Cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until clams open. Remove and discard any unopened clams.
- Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain. Remove clams from tomato mixture; set aside. Toss pasta with tomato mixture, and transfer to serving plates. Arrange clams evenly over pasta. Sprinkle with parsley.
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