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Clams Fra Diavolo

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Ingredients
  Canned italian tomatoes 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), reserve liquid, divided
  Minced onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Littleneck clams 2 Dozen
  Chopped fresh basil/1 teaspoon basil leaves 1 Tablespoon
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Crushed black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

1. In blender process 1 cup tomatoes with reserved liquid until pureed; set aside. Seed and chop remaining tomatoes; set aside.
2. In 10-inch round microwavable shallow baking dish combine onion, oil, and garlic and stir to combine. Microwave on High (100%) for 1 minute, until onion is translucent.
3. Set sieve over onion mixture and press pureed tomatoes through sieve into dish, discarding solids; add chopped tomatoes and stir to combine. Microwave on High for 8 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
4. Arrange clams over tomato mixture with hinged sides facing toward center of dish. Cover and microwave on High for 5 minutes, until clam shells open. Sprinkle with basil and peppers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Clam
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy

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