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Sopa De Ameijoas

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  Small clams 5 Pound
  Salt To Taste
  Bacon fat 2 Ounce
  Onion 1 Large
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Water 2 1⁄2 Quart
  Raw rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Frozen peas 10 Ounce (1 Package)

Leave clams overnight in salted water and then wash thoroughly in several waters to be sure they are completely free of sand and grit.
Dice bacon and onion and saute with oil and butter in deep pot or Dutch oven.
Add clams and a parsley sprig.
Cover and simmer slowly about 20 minutes, stirring from time to time so onions do not burn.
Add water.
Bring to a boil, add rice.
When rice is soft add frozen peas.
Bring to a boil again and then turn heat down, allowing soup to simmer slowly until rice has softened almost to a paste.
Remove all empty shells which have loosened from the clams.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4124 Calories from Fat 1318

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 148 g227.5%

Saturated Fat 40.2 g201%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 857.1 mg285.7%

Sodium 2083.7 mg86.8%

Total Carbohydrates 348 g116.1%

Dietary Fiber 19.1 g76.2%

Sugars 27.7 g

Protein 327 g654.4%

Vitamin A 310.9% Vitamin C 681.5%

Calcium 124.8% Iron 1813.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sopa De Ameijoas Recipe