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    23 mins

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    13 mins

    love4culinary's Note:

    Easy and Delicious.

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    1. 1
      In a large stockpot, heat your oil very hot.
    2. 2
      Add the garlic and saute quickly for 1 minute.
    3. 3
      Add chopped basil, wine, broth, butter and bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Then add clams or mussels, cover with a lid, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Remove lid, and stir well.
    6. 6
      Replace lid and continue cooking til open.
    7. 7
      With slotted spoon, remove clams/mussels and distribute them into 4 pasta bowls.
    8. 8
      Season broth with salt and pepper, and pour hot broth over clams/mussels.
    9. 9
      Garnish with fresh basil and serve warm.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 21, 2010


      The guy I am dating is a seafood junkie. When we go out to dinner, we always order the mussle appitizer and share it. So the other night I made this for dinner as our appitizer. Was he impressed! This was even better than our usual. I took one reviewers suggestion and did use clam stock instead of veggie broth. I've tried a few others test but this will be our keeper. thx so much for sharing!

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    • on February 10, 2011


      I've steamed both clams and mussels many times over the years. The base I use is pretty much this recipe, without the basil. This first time I added itto the mix. It really didn't work for us. Granted, I couldn't find fresh basil, so used the dry. I might do this again if I can get fresh basil, although it doesn't seem pressing.

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    • on February 26, 2010


      We made this last night using live clams, fresh garlic, fresh basil, Chardonnay and some nice bread for dipping. Followed the recipe pretty much as is except I added a little extra garlic. The wife and I thought the flavors were fantastic, and we thoroughly enjoyed every last bite. This dish is a keeper, and we look forward to preparing it again!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Steamed Clams or Mussels

    Serving Size: 1 (487 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 488.9
    Calories from Fat 121
    Total Fat 13.5 g
    Saturated Fat 4.9 g
    Cholesterol 151.4 mg
    Sodium 2730.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 67.0 g

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    vegetable broth

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