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Pacific Northwest Microwbrew Steamers With Bread

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“This has amazed our guests for years, but is so easy it leaves me time to enjoy their company! And sometimes hubby and I just have it together with a very oaky Chardonnay. The use of unsalted butter is imperative for this recipe, else it is way too salty! This serves 4 for a pretty filling appetizer or 2 for a meal with a salad. You can use clams instead of mussels if you wish. There will be plenty of broth to soak up with a nice crusty bread.”

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  1. In a large non-reactive pot with lid, melt butter.
  2. Add garlic, pepper, shallots, tarragon, thyme, parsley, chives and beer.
  3. Heat just to a simmer and stir in mussels or clams.
  4. Cover and steam 4-7 minutes till shells have opened.
  5. Discard any that have not opened.
  6. Put clams in individual bowls and ladle broth over.
  7. Serve with crusty bread for sopping.

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