This is a great simple yet crowd pleasing dish. Fresh and local seafood will make it even better!
1 tsp. Olive oil
½ lb. Mussels, cleaned and scrubbed
½ lb. Clams, cleaned and scrubbed
1 Onion, chopped fine about 1 cup
2 Garlic cloves, minced
¼ tsp. Crushed red pepper flakes
2 Bay leaves
½ c. Dry white wine, chardonnay or Chablis
¼ c. Fresh parsley, chopped
STEPS: Prepare a hot pan that has a lid about medium size like a large sauté pan.
Add olive oil, wait until hot, and then add onions, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and bay leaves.
Cook until onions and garlic are soft.
Turn heat to medium high, and add cleaned mussels, clams, and white wine. Put a lid on it.
Let mussels and clams steam for a few minutes but make sure to shake pan to move ingredients around in pan. This will take about 5 minutes.
Turn heat to medium low and simmer for another 5 minutes or so.
Remove lid and discard any unopened shells.
At the very end stir through the parsley and garnish with lemon wheels. NUTRITION:
SERVINGS 8; SERVING SIZE 2 mussels and 2 clams; CALORIES 70kcal;
PROTEIN 7gm CARBOHYDRATES 3gm; SODIUM 160mg;