Zuppa Di Vongole (Clam Soup)

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SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Into a saucepan put 4 dozen *vongole* or small clams (cockles or mussels can be used as well).
  • Pour over them three-quarters of a bottle of white wine and let them cook until they have opened.
  • Drain them, setting aside the liquid in which they have cooked, and remove the empty half-shells. -- Chop the white part of a leek with a small onion, add a clove of garlic, and saute this mixture in a saucepan with good oil, add the liquid from the clams, and a quart of fish stock; add a peeled and chopped tomato, a bouquet of marjoram, and a few green leaves of celery.
  • Let this bubble fast for ten minutes, remove the bouquet and the garlic, stir the clams into the soup, and pour it into the tureen.
  • Serve separately small croutons of bread fried in oil.
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