Saturday, August 9, 2014

Oh Daddy, the Clams are in the Corn, Oh My!

Here is a different sort of Clam-tastic Dinner!

slave used caned clams, However, most supermarkets now have seafood departments that offer fresh clams, shucked and minced, all ready for you. If it is available and you can afford it, go for the fresh. They are so much better in both Taste and texture. If not: don't let that stop you. This is a great way to an interesting meal without beef or chicken. You might consider a side of pickled beets to balance out the colors on this.

  • ¼ box of Angel Hair pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 or 3 ears of fresh corn. You can cut off the kernels for this.
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbs corn starch
  • 1 eight oz bottle of clam juice
  • 1 pound fresh minced clams, or three 10oz cans chopped clam
  • (If using the cans, use that juice from the cans instead of the bottle of clam juice – its the same thing)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbs paprika
Do all of your cutting first.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, salt, and paprika, stir to coat. Cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft and just beginning to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. 
  •  Uncover, increase heat to medium-high, stir in corn, garlic, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Mix cornstarch into the clam juice until well blended. Pour over the vegetables and stir in the clams Let that simmer.
  • Cook pasta in boiling water for only 4 minutes if using angel hair. or according to package directions. Reserve ¼ cup of the cooking liquid; drain the pasta.
  • When the pasta is ready, put that on a platter and spread out a big hole in the center for the clam – corn mixture.

You will be amazed at how great this tastes!

Slave is fortunate to be serving an understanding and adventurism Master who enjoys different tastes from all over the world. Sometimes it can be difficult to get people to try new things.

For a more interesting look and taste you might consider using a spinach penne pasta and/or adding red bell pepper cut into tiny dice.


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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