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Posted: 8/13/2007 6:04:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 6:04:43 PM EDT by npd233]
dedicated to bigsapper since he told me to go grill something, but I didn't want to deal with a grill tonight.

I got the "recipe" for this white clam sauce from my uncle. I call it a "recipe" because #1, it isn't written down on anything, and #2, there aren't any measurements or portions. Just kind of a mental list of stuff that goes into it.

Starts off by cooking up some fresh cut celery in olive oil, with some garlic and sea salt. As soon as it starts to show some browning, pour in just enough chardonnay to keep it moist and keep from burning.

Once it gets tender, a little more wine, a can of baby clams, a can of clam broth, fresh chopped parsley.

Then some red pepper flakes and fresh grated parmesan. This is pretty much it, let it reduce down some. I add in just a little bit of cornstarch to thicken it up since I don't like it all watery and it sticks to the linguini better.

Soon as the linguini's done, goes from the water straight into the clam sauce where you toss it all together.

And dinner is served. I make garlic bread by melting butter, garlic, parsley and parmesan together and smothering it on the bread.

I built this gun up on a Superior Arms lower. ABS carbon fiber barrel, group buy Super Sniper 10x42 scope in a LaRue SPR 1.5 that UPS brought me today. PRI front/rear sights. YHM lightweight quad-rail that I think I'm going to pull off and replace w/ a DD Lite Rail.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:08:03 PM EDT
+10!!! Damn good!
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:08:20 PM EDT


especially since you didn't use red clam sauce
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:09:04 PM EDT

Now I'm hungry!!
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:11:01 PM EDT
Knife gun food overall 9 out of 10
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:12:07 PM EDT
Yep , I'm goning to give it a 10+ also !
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:14:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:16:38 PM EDT

good job
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:17:51 PM EDT
9/10, because at no time should there be celery in white clam sauce.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:18:04 PM EDT
Nice job overall!

But where's the fork? Were you gonna eat it with your hands?

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:20:29 PM EDT
9/10 Very nice presentation with a nice, elaborate build up. Something for me to think about for the next ARFDP.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:24:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:25:49 PM EDT
8/10,how ya gonna eat it ?
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:29:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
9/10 for the good dinner pics...


I am going to have to prepare a report to the man-card commission for the following offenses unless there was an actual lady involved with the dinner.

1. Pattern china

2. Placemat

3. Crystal pattern wine glass

4. Powder blue teapot

Sorry, that's just how I roll dude.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:29:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 7:09:35 PM EDT by Bed_Head]
9.95, but ONLY because I can't stand clams. Your pic is so much prettier than mine, ya nancy boy!
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:31:40 PM EDT
sorry but canned clams don't cut it around here
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:33:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 6:33:38 PM EDT by OSUBeaver]
9.71... the lack of a fork or suitable eating utensil got you.

Thanks for the recipe
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:33:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:35:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:36:40 PM EDT
+10 homemade sauce makes you da win
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:37:21 PM EDT
10/10 sir!
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:59:31 PM EDT
What we have here is an easy 10/10. Looks awesome.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 7:04:30 PM EDT
I don't like corn starch as a thickening agent: too mucousy a texture to my palate.

Also, no fork or napkin.

But a beautiful effort otherwise.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 7:07:54 PM EDT
what-ev... I say you got a great meal and a nice gun!!

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 7:08:52 PM EDT
good effort, but short of perfection

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 7:13:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 7:14:29 PM EDT by sum-rifle]
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 7:13:48 PM EDT
Well the lack of a napkin gets you marked down 1 point.
The lack of a fork (or spoon at least) and I take away another point.

8 of 10 overall.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 8:04:03 PM EDT
9.64 for lack of tools. Good job.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 8:26:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 8:28:06 PM EDT by rogerdodger]

Originally Posted By GeorgeInNePa:
9/10, because at no time should there be celery in white clam sauce.

or cheese, canned clams only if u cant get fresh

7 at best
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 10:04:53 PM EDT
mmm that looks great.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 10:11:50 PM EDT
Well I HATE Italian and I hate clams. I don't drink, but you at least have a beverage.
No napkin or silverware. No sidearm. I'll give you a 7.5. Good try.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 10:16:03 PM EDT
10 I am going to try this.
Link Posted: 8/14/2007 7:29:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2007 7:29:56 AM EDT by npd233]
Oh jeez.. I tell ya.. Some of you guys..

If i didn't have a fork or spoon, I'd eat that stuff with my bare hands, it is that good!

However in order to cater to y'all, here:

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