Clams and Sausage in Spicy Marinara with Crostini

Clams and Sausage in Spicy Marinara with Crostini

by Tracy Griffin 6 months ago
5 (4)
1 hour
1026.6 kcal
77.1 g carbs
Description

Classico® Tomato & Basil sauce and hot Italian sausage paired with succulent little neck clams in this spicy sauce served with garlic crostini!

Ingredients
  • 48 medium (blank)s littleneck clams, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup Vidalia onion, diced
  • ¾ pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 8 large cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar Classico® Tomato and Basil Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1 French baguette, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 pinch Cracked black pepper
  • 1 pinch Coarse sea salt
Directions
  1. 1. Rinse clams in a strainer to remove any sand.
  2. 2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot (5-quart) over medium to low heat. Add the diced onions, stirring often, until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3. Add the sausage and garlic, red pepper flakes, and fennel. Cook until sausage is no longer pink, about 2 minutes. Drain oil.
  4. 4. Increase the heat to medium high. Pour in the wine and bring to a boil until it has reduced to about 3 tablespoons, approximately 5 minutes.
  5. 5. Stir in the Classico® Tomato & Basil sauce and bring to a quick boil. Add the clams, cover, and cook until clam shells open, 8 to 10 minutes. Check often to avoid overcooking.
  6. 6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  7. 7. Mix together remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 cloves minced garlic, salt, and cracked pepper. Brush mixture on both sides of the baguette slices. Arrange slices on a baking sheet.
  8. 8. Bake until its golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. 9. Ladle the clams and sauce into bowls; top with fresh parsley and shaved parmesan cheese. Serve with the crostini.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 4 servings
calories: 1026.6 kcal
carbohydrates: 77.1 g
protein: 61.5 g
saturated fat: 12.6 g
cholesterol: 157.8 mg
sodium: 1873.8 mg
fiber: 5.5 g
sugar: 11.5 g