A recipe that won Ilan Hall Top Chef in Season 2, Episode 11. Ilan himself, describes it as "one of the most delicious things on Earth."
The briny saltiness of the clams melds right into the mellow sweetness of the cream sauce, creating taste sensations that are out of this world!
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Break the fideos into 3-inch pieces. Arrange the pieces in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
In a medium saucepan, combine the cream, saffron, and salt to taste and place over medium heat. Bring just to a boil, whisking and watching the pot so the cream doesn?t boil over. Remove from the heat, stir in the cauliflower and broccoli, and set aside.
Preheat the broiler. In a large saucepan, heat the oil and garlic over low heat, stirring, until the garlic begins to soften and turn golden, about 15 minutes. Break the garlic up with the back of a wooden spoon, then add the wine, clams, and fideos. Season with salt and pepper to taste and stir to combine.
Increase the heat to medium-high and cover the pan. Cook for about 4 minutes, shaking the pan, until the clams have opened. Discard any unopened clams. Stir in the cauliflower and cream mixture and remove from the heat.
Divide the clam and pasta mixture among 4 ovenproof dishes. Place the dishes in the oven and broil until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Garnish with the chopped parsley and serve immediately.
See recipe "cleaning clams" for a comprehensive guide.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (331g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 277 (91%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 30.7g||41 %|
|Saturated Fat 14.9g||75 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 12.6g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.8g|
|Cholesterol 81.5mg||25 %|
|Sodium 31.6mg||1 %|
|Potassium 149.4mg||4 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 5.8g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.7g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 5.1g|
|Protein 2.3g||3 %|
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Calories per serving: 306
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