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Cappelletti In Red Clam Sauce

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Ingredients
  Pasta dough 1
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Canned minced clams 7 1⁄2 Ounce, drained, finely chopped (1 Can)
  Chopped cooked chicken 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Clams in shell 18 (Fresh / Frozen, Small Ones)
  Bacon slices 4
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped carrot 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned tomatoes 16 Ounce, cut up (1 Can)
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Dry white wine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

Prepare Homemade Pasta dough.
For filling combine egg, canned clams, chicken, and parmesan cheese.
Cut, fill, and shape dough.
Cook half of the cappelletti in boiling salted water about 10 minutes or just till tender .
Drain and set aside.
Thaw clams in shells, if frozen.
In 3-quart saucepan cook bacon till crisp; drain, reserving drippings.
Crumble bacon and set aside.
Cook onion, celery, and carrot in reserved drippings about 10 minutes or till tender, stirring occasionally.
Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Boil gently, uncovered, about 30 minutes or till sauce is desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
Rinse clams in shells.
add clams and wine to sauce.
Simmer for 15 minutes tunger.
Stir in cooked cappelletti and bacon.
Heat through, stirring carefully.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Ingredient: 
Clam

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