Clams Marinara with Pasta


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Here’s a low-calorie seafood pasta recipe from Southeastern USA.

1 Tbsp             olive oil
1cup                 chopped onion
2cloves             garlic, minced
8-oz can           tomato sauce
28-oz can         whole tomatoes, undrained and mashed
1 tsp                 dried basil
1 tsp                 dried thyme
1 tsp                 dried marjoram
1 tsp                 dried oregano
1                      bay leaf
1/4 tsp              fresh ground pepper
1 Tbsps            parsley, minced
1 lb                  clams, shucked and drained (16 clams in shells or 2 6V2-OZ cans,
drained)
12-oz package fettuccine noodles

  • Heat oil in large saucepan.
  • Add onion and garlic, and sauté until onion is tender.
  • Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, spices and parsley.
  • Let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove bay leaf and discard. Add clams; cover and simmer for five minutes.
  •  Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Serve clams and sauce over noodles.

Serves 6
Per serving: 316 calories; 6-percent fat, 29-percent protein, 64-percent carbohydrate.