So easy and simple to make. It's a hit every time. Great for entertaining. I serve it over linguine as an entree. Inexpensive way to make a special occasion dish.
Clams with Prosciutto and Thyme
- 3 pounds Manila or littleneck clams
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 ounces prosciutto, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 2 strips lemon rind
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Garnishes: lemon wedges, fresh herbs
- Scrub clams well with a brush; discard opened or cracked clams or any heavy ones (indicating they're filled with sand).
- Heat oil and butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add prosciutto; cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until browned. Add garlic and red pepper; cook 2 minutes. Add wine, lemon rind, and thyme; bring to a boil. Add clams; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 6 minutes or until clams open. Spoon into individual bowls. Sprinkle with parsley. Garnish, if desired.
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