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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Clam Sauce

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Clam Sauce
For Spaghetti

One whole head of Garlic and a second half-a head of Garlic
4 table spoons of Corn Oil or Butter (preferably butter, but margarine works too I suppose)
4 cups milk or cream (Not sure if it works with Soy milk or not)
2 cups of clams (or shrimp or imitation crabmeat, Pollock, works just as well)
1 cup of chopped mushrooms
Salt and Pepper
Paprika and cayenne pepper
Five servings of Spaghetti or Rigatoni (or whatever pasta
variation that you have on your hands and need to use up)
Some lemons

Equipment needed:
Three pots, one small for the clams, one medium sized (for the sauce) and one large (for the spaghetti)
Some kind of water source-- Or a machine that mixes hydrogen with oxygen thus producing H2O
A knife
Table spoon (for tasting) and a Ladle (for serving, don’t try tasting the sauce with the ladle its not a pleasant experience I would assume :S )
A bag to collect the garbage

First of all take the Garlic, separate each clove and clean off all the outside layers (using the knife if you like, otherwise it is probably just for decoration) and set them aside. Then take two cloves and throw them into the blender. Then add the butter or oil. Blend, and keep repeating this till all of the garlic has been blended into the butter/oil. Add the Salt, Pepper, Paprika and cayenne pepper to your liking.

Take the medium sized pot, place it on the stove. Pour the milk or cream in and turn the burner on. Let it heat for a minute or so and then add the garlic-butter mixture. Continue to heat it on low.

Chop up the mushrooms (if you haven't already) and the second half a head of garlic. Fry these in butter or corn oil (or whatever the heck is the oil that you are using. But note, car oil... it don't work so good :S ). Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Take the small pot, add the water, and add the clams or shrimp. Bring to a boil, drain water and add clams or shrimp to the garlic-butter-milk sauce. Add the mushroom-garlic sauce into the mix also. Then bring that to a boil until it starts to get thick slightly (not to watery that is. This is one of the reasons why cream usually works better. But hey I use whatever is in the house. A chef has to be flexible).

Then boil your spaghetti, enough for five people, in the large pot. Then serve with the Creamy Garlic Mushroom Clam sauce (or shrimp or pollock). Place a slice of lemon on each plate.

Either after this you will become addicted to Garlic or you will never eat it again because the neighbors phoned the police about the "strong smell" next door haha

Makes four or five servings—enjoy :)




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