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Rich-tasting red clam sauce

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Ingredients

Preparation time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
1 hour and 5 minutes.

Directions

Yield:
6 cups

Serving size:
3/4 cup

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until tender. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, liquid from clams, red pepper flakes to taste, oregano, and basil. Cover and simmer over low-medium heat for 50 minutes, or until tomatoes turn a deeper red and the sauce thickens; stir periodically to prevent sticking. Stir in clams and simmer 10 minutes more. Serve over rice or pasta. Sauce reheats well.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 166 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 440 mg, Sodium: 3 g, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 3 vegetables, 1 1/2 very lean meat, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.

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