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                 Clam Stew With Shiitakes, Cinzano, Chorizo
 
 Recipe By     : Molto Mario MB1D29
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New Text Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      Tablespoons   extra virgin olive oil -- plus 1/4 C
    1      Medium        red onion -- in 1/2 dice
      1/2  Pound         shiitakes, hard part of foot removed
      1/2  Pound         cooked chorizo -- thinly sliced
      1/2  Cup           Cinzano Rosso sweet vermouth
    1 1/2  Cups          basic tomato sauce
    1      Cup           dry white wine
   24                    littleneck clams, scrubbed -- and rinsed
    1                    baguette
      1/4  Cup           dry red wine
    6      Cloves        garlic -- thinly sliced
    1      Bunch         thyme, leaves only -- finely chopped
 
 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
 
 In a heavy bottom 6-quart pan, heat olive oil until smoking. Add onion,
 shiitakes and chorizo and cook until onion is softened, about 8 minutes.
 Add Cinzano and bring to a boil. Add tomato sauce, wine and clams, cover
 and cook until clams are open, about 10 minutes.
 
 Meanwhile, slice baguette as if to make a submarine sandwich. Brush bread
 with wine, then oil. Sprinkle with garlic and thyme and close. Place in
 oven unwrapped for 5 minutes. Remove and cut into 4-inch pieces. Uncover
 clams and serve immediately.
 
 Yield: 4 servings
 
 
 
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 NOTES : With garlic bread