Pasta with Low Fat Clam Sauce

RisaG 10-29-99 5:23 PM pt (US)

Pasta with Low Fat Clam Sauce

Recipe By : In Kitchen With Rosie by Rosie Daley
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Pasta Dishes

Amount Measure Ingredient, Preparation Method
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8 oz dried spaghetti
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup shallots, chopped (2 large)
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
12 littleneck clams
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
10 oz canned baby clams, broth reserved
1 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in
2 tsp water
3 tsp Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 tsp dried oregano
3 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/8 tsp ground white pepper
1 tsp Louisiana-style hot sauce
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, add spaghetti, and cook to desired doneness, 6-9 minutes; drain.

Meanwhile, put wine, water, shallots, and garlic in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add fresh clams, cover, and continue to cook over medium heat.

Remove clams when their shells have opened.

Stir broth from canned clams into saucepan. Cook a few minutes more, until liquid is reduced by half. Reduce heat to low and whisk in buttermilk and cornstarch mixture. Cook for about 2 minutes more to thicken, whisking constantly. Stir in Parmesan cheese, canned clams, oregano, basil, pepper, hot sauce, and chopped parsley.

Combine pasta and clam sauce in a warm serving bowl and toss to coat. Garnish with cooked clams, in their shells.

Fat per serving: 3. 6 grams, Calories per serving: 375

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