Spaghettini in Clams and Cream Sauce
I always have a few cans of Gorton's minced clams on hand, even
though I do live in the clam center of the country. I know that I
will always be able to whip out a dish at that moment when the
unexpected guest appears.
Sauté the garlic in the olive oil. Drain the clams, reserving
juice. Add the juice to the pan and reduce by more than half.. Add
the cream, clams, and vermouth. Cook only until heated and add
salt and pepper to taste. Careful with the salt! Toss with the cooked
pasta and top with the cheese.
* Mock Cream: Place 1 pound low-salt/low fat cottage cheese, along with
1 cup low fat milk, in a food blender. Blend until very
smooth, like cream.