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 Aug 06, 2012 13:04 PDT 

Volume 15      Number 138
US Library of Congress ISSN: 1530-3292

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Clams with Garlic Sauce

2 heads garlic (about 6 oz. total)
1/4 cup (1/8 lb.) butter or margarine
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup fat-skimmed chicken broth
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
6 dozen clams in shells (about 2 in. wide), suitable for steaming,
1 loaf (1 lb.) sourdough bread

Place garlic on a flat surface. Press each head firmly to separate
cloves. Discard root end and loose peels; do not peel cloves. Thread
cloves, touching, onto thin metal skewers.

Lay skewers on a barbecue grill over a solid bed of very hot coals or
high heat on a gas grill (you can hold hand over grill only 2 to 3
seconds); close lid on gas grill. Turn as needed until garlic is soft
when pressed and peels are charred, about 10 minutes.

When cool enough to touch, in 3 to 4 minutes, push garlic off skewers
and squeeze cloves from peels; discard peels.

In a blender or food processor, whirl garlic, butter, wine, broth, and
vinegar until pureed. Scrape into a 5- to 6-quart pan. Add clams; cover

Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until clams open, about 10
minutes. Ladle clams and broth into wide bowls. Serve with chunks of
bread to dip into sauce. Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
    Calories: 684
    Calories from fat: 24%
    Protein: 47g
    Fat: 18g
    Saturated fat: 8.4g
    Carbohydrate: 78g
    Fiber: 3.8g
    Sodium: 976mg
    Cholesterol: 124mg

Rich's Note:   Oh So Very

I have a bit of a confession to make, if you please. It started with my
purchasing a DVD of Downton Abbey because I’d heard of it and it sounded
like Susan’s cup of tea. As you probably know Downton Abbey is a British
television series, somewhat of a soap opera, concerning a wealthy, upper
crust family and their servants before during and after the Great War.

Twenty years ago I would have been ill to my stomach to have to watch
anything where adults ate angst along with rashers of bacon for
breakfast. Mayhap I never knew that human faces could express so many
degrees of stoicism. Be that as it may, I only intended to be stoic in
my own way to watch this British foppishness with my betrothed.
Forthwith, I found I rather enjoyed this spectacle of agrarian life. .
.so much so that we also watched the second season and are so eagerly
awaiting the third.

In the meantime, we have sought out other similar fare and diversions
and have enjoyed Berkley Square as well as Cranford and, yes, forsooth,
Return To Cranford.

If you are reading this, it means I have temporarily escaped the time
warp that has enthralled me so. For a nonce there, or maybe two nonces,
I thought I was trapped in the past.


Rich can be reached at ri-@recipedujour.com

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If the day ever dawned when I ruled the world

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