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                  Fideus With Clams And Garlic Mayonnaise
 
 Recipe By     : TOO HOT TAMALES SHOW
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      2/3  Cup           mayonnaise
    2                    garlic cloves -- minced
    1      Tablespoon    buttermilk
    1      Bunch         fresh chives -- minced
    3      Tablespoons   olive oil
    1                    onion -- chopped
    1                    Leek (White & Pale Green Parts Only)
      2/3  Cup           dry white wine
    1 1/2  Pounds        fish bones -- from white fish
    8      Cups          water
    6      Sprigs        fresh parsley
    1      Teaspoon      whole black peppercorns
    1                    bay leaf
   12      Ounces        fideous pasta or vermicelli
   20      Large         clams in shells -- scrubbed
 
 Whisk mayonnaise, garlic and buttermilk in small bowl until smooth. Stir in
 chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour
 to allow flavors to blend.
 Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion
 and leek and sautJ until tender but not brown, about 10 minutes. Add wine
 and boil until almost all liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes. Add fish
 bones, water, parsley, peppercorns and bay leaf. Simmer until liquid is
 reduced to 6 cups, about 1 hour. Strain; discard solids.
 Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large Dutch oven over medium high
 heat. Break pasta into 2 inch lengths and add to Dutch oven. saute until
 pasta is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add stock. Cook until pasta is
 almost tender, but mixture is still soupy, about 3 minutes. Add clams,
 pushing into broth. Cover and cook until clams open, about 8 minutes.
 Discard any clams that do not open. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
 Ladle into bowls. Spoon dollop of garlic mayonnaise over and serve.
 Yield: 4 servings 
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