Wednesday, April 17, 2013

40 Days-40 Lenten Recipes #31 Clam Soupa

How is everyone doing out there? Day 31 of the Fast, we are approaching the end... and a new beginning. Now comes the struggle, to make it to the end. While tired, we are anticipating our second wind. It's always a rush when we get to Holy Week, the rhythm of the services and activity.

For now, we are still in the midst of it. 
Today's offering is Clam Soupa. 
Looking for more avenues to incorporate protein that isn't shrimp. 

Clam Soupa

1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp dill
1 tsp basil
1 bay leaf
1 dash tarragon
1 cup white wine
1 bottle clam juice
4 cups water
2 cups rice (short or medium grain)
1 can chopped clams
juice of one lemon

Start by adding your onion and celery to oil and saute.
Until onion clears, then add garlic so it doesn't burn.
Add white wine and clam juice and water, bring to a boil.
Add rice and turn to low for 30 minutes.
This length of time should not only cook the rice, 
but also make it break down to a creamier texture.
Add the clams and cook for 5 minutes more.
Add the lemon juice.
Serve and Enjoy!

It almost looks like a bisque but there's no milk, it's just the rice making it creamy.
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