Whole Wheat Pasta with Smoked Clams and Fiddleheads

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"Fiddleheads give this dish nice texture and lots of visual appeal. Make sure to boil them a minimum of 10 minutes, as there is a history of undercooked fiddleheads leading to unpleasant endings to an otherwise nice evening. The smoked clams add a unique flavor."
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35 m servings 375 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 375 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 42g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 408 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place the fiddleheads into a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. The water will turn brown. Drain, and set aside.
  2. While the fiddleheads are boiling, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the garlic until fragrant, then stir in the smoked clams. Stir in the drained fiddleheads, white wine, and salt. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Toss with spaghetti, and serve with Parmesan cheese.


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This was delicious! I couldn't find fiddleheads so I used broccoli, about 2 1/2 cups chopped, and I used margarine instead of olive oil. I doubled the amount of garlic and wine.

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