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Impossibly Easy Gourmet Clams

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook time: 4 minutes
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups (8 ounces) chopped leeks (white part only)
40 small Virginia clams, rinsed and scrubbed under cold water*
1 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon (1 1/2 tablespoons dried)
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions
Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large high-sided sauté pan over medium heat. Add leeks and cook for 3-4 minutes until soft. Stir in clams and wine, cover and simmer for 4 minutes or until clams have opened. Stir in remaining butter, sprinkle with tarragon, season with pepper and serve immediately. Serves 4.

*approximately 4 pounds

Serving suggestion: Serve with crusty country bread.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving:
Calories 202, Fat 10g, Cholesterol 64mg, Sodium 79mg, Carbohydrate 11g, Protein 17g, Calories from fat 45%

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