12 to 15 small hard-shell clams (about 1 lb.)
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped f
Scrub outside of clam shells thoroughly, discarding any broken or open clams.
Soak clams in salted water for at least 3 hours to clean.
Rinse and drain clams.
Place water in 2-quart casserole.
Microwave at High for 2 to 3 1/2 minutes, or until water boils