I'm home for President's birthday celebrations today. With the babes. She is napping, and I'm taking this recess to dissolve my mind online rather than do the dishes and maintain personal hygeine. I'm severely disappointed that TLC saw it fit to run Cake Boss marathon instead of Baby Story and Bringing Home Baby. Rachael Ray just had the Jersey Shore girls on and gave them a make-under. They look better as hoes. Some of us just do.
Drunken Clams in a White Wine Cream Sauce
Start with a handful of chopped green onions, roughly chopped fresh basil & fresh dill, and a clove of minced garlic.
In a large saucepan, melt a tablespoon of butter over low heat. Throw garlic in and cook for a couple minutes. Pour in about a cup of white wine. [We usually do a $10 bottle -- don't go too cheap, but also don't be stupid and waste an expensive bottle.]
We usually put a bamboo cutting board under the pan at the table so we can eat them straight out of the pan. You can use a small fork to scoop the meat out, or, our favorite way is to scoop up the sauce with the shell and suck it out with the meat. Discard the shell. Have some bread nearby to soak up the sauce...it's the best part. Last night was a rosemary olive oil loaf. Yum!
- 2 lbs. short neck or steamer clams
- handful fresh basil
- handful fresh dill
- handful green onion
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 clove garlic
- 2/3rd bottle white wine
- 1 1/2 cup half & half cream