Steamed Clams with White Wine and Tomatoes

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Cook clams within 24 hours of purchasing in order to ensure freshness. Be sure to throw out any clams that don't close their shells when tapped.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/3 cup broth, 12 clams, and 1 toast slice)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 237
  • Fat: 2.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 17.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.2g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg
  • Iron: 17.2mg
  • Sodium: 457mg
  • Calcium: 98mg

Ingredients

  • 4 (1/2-inch-thick) slices diagonally cut French bread baguette
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup prechopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 48 littleneck clams in shells, scrubbed (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat broiler.
  2. 2. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet. Broil 5 inches from heat 2 minutes or until toasted.
  3. 3. Combine white wine and next 3 ingredients (through tomatoes) in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients (through thyme); sauté 2 minutes. Add wine mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Stir in clams; cover and cook 5 minutes or until clams open. Discard any unopened shells. Top with parsley, and serve with toasted baguette.
  4. Sustainable Choice: Because they help filter the water in which they live, clams and other bivalves are a good sustainable choice.
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