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Zucchini Noodles with Clam Sauce
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
 

Zucchini Noodles with Clam Sauce

Course: Mains
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Zucchini Noodles with Clam Sauce
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 77 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound fresh live clams cleaned in shell plus 1 cup broth (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pastured butter or Ghee
  • 2 to 3 medium cloves garlic crushed
  • 10 ounces wild caught clam meat see NOTES
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine or clam juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 20 to 25 turns freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes or more to taste
  • zucchini noodles from 4 medium zucchini or summer squash
  • handful flat leaf parsley roughly chopped
  • squeeze lemon juice
Instructions
To Prepare:
  1. Sprialize zucchini noodles. If you don't have a spiralizer click here. TIP: You can spiralize the noodles up to two days in advance and keep stored in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. Use a 

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To Cook:
  1. If NOT using fresh clams in shell, skip step Step 2.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat. Once hot, add 1 cup broth and bring to a boil. Add fresh clams in shell, cover with tight fighting lid and cook undisturbed about 5 to 7 minutes, until the clams open up. Once the clams are open, remove from pan and set aside.

  3. Heat large frying pan over medium high heat. Once hot, add both oil and butter and then crushed garlic. Cook garlic, 20 to 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until just fragrant.

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  4. Add clam meat, white wine (or clam juice), salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes, until clams are heated through.

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  5. Add zucchini noodles and continue cooking, tossing to coat, 3 to 4 minutes, until softened.%http://www.everydaymaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/IMG_1852.jpg

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  6. Remove from heat, toss with fresh parsley and give a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

  7. Adjust salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes to taste. If using fresh clams, divide among plates, serve immediately and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Noodles with Clam Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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