Happy As A Clam Sauce Recipe


Cooking Time10 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Flour2 Tablespoon
 Half and half3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Light Cream)
 Canned clams6 1⁄2 Ounce, minced / chopped (1 Can)
 Parsley2 Tablespoon, chopped
 Oregano1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Brandy2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 927 Calories from Fat 436

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g76.2%

Saturated Fat 28.9 g144.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 255.1 mg

Sodium 792.5 mg33%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g14.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g9.8%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 57 g114.3%

Vitamin A 102.4% Vitamin C 140.8%

Calcium 44.2% Iron 308.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a medium heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat.
2. Add garlic to the butter and saute lightly until soft but not browned.
3. Stir in the flour and cook until it begins to froth with the butter.
4. Gradually add in half and half, stirring constantly until well blended with the butter-flour mixture.
5. Cook the sauce on low heat, stirring constantly, until it is thick and bubbly.
6. To the simmering sauce, add undrained clams, brandy, herbs and seasonings and stir well.
7. Heat through for 1 to 2 minutes.

8. Serve the sauce hot, over pasta or poached fish.