Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Episode: Spinach is Truth
Total:
2 hr 5 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Basic Tomato Sauce:

Directions

Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil and add salt.

Slowly whisk the polenta into the water in the top section of the double boiler, whisking in 1 direction to avoid creating lumps. Continue whisking, scraping the bottom and corners of the pot, for 5 minutes. When the polenta begins to thicken, cover it, and fit the top of the double boiler into the bottom part of the double boiler. Cook for 90 minutes, stirring every 30 minutes. Once it is ready, turn it out onto a board.

Once the polenta is ready for serving, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan, and add the garlic. Cook until it is golden brown, then add the tomato sauce, wine, and red pepper flakes, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the clams, cover the pan, and cook for 5 minutes, until they all open. Uncover and cook for an additional 5 minutes, discard any that do not open. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve a wedge of polenta on each of 6 heated dinner plates and spoon some of the clam cooking sauce over it. Divide the clams evenly among the plates and season with salt and pepper.

Basic Tomato Sauce:

In a 3-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft and light golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the thyme and carrot and cook until the carrot is quite soft, about 5 minutes more. Add the tomatoes and their juice and bring to a boil, stirring often. Lower the heat and simmer until as thick as hot cereal, about 30 minutes. Season with salt, to taste.

This sauce holds 1 week in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cheesy Polenta

Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Creamy Polenta

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Wild Mushroom Fricassee Over Polenta

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Le Hog Pizza

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

New England Clam Chowder

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Spicy Linguine with Clams and Mussels

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Spaghetti alle Vongole

Recipe courtesy of Michele Calise

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          powered by PubExchange

          Get Cooking