Spicy Clams and Mussels (Sautè di vongole e cozze)

mussels and clams in red sauce

Spicy Clams and Mussels (Sautè di vongole e cozze)

INGREDIENTS: (4 servings)

  • 1 Dozen small Clams, cleaned and washed
  • 1 Dozen Mussels, cleaned and washed
  • 1 Large can peeled Italian Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup dry White Wine
  • 1 Cup Chicken or Fish Broth
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
  • handful of parsley leaves, washed, patted dry and chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

In a large heavy pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add garlic and the broth until softened, about 2 minutes.  Add white wine and red pepper flakes, and cook for 1 minute.

Crush the tomatoes in the can with a sharp knife, and add to the pot with their juice.  Add parsley, salt and pepper then bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Add the clams and mussels to the pot, cover tightly and cook until the shells open. Transfer clams and mussels to a serving plates, pour sauce over and serve.

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