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Cooked Clams
2 dozen Florida clams in shell, scrubbed well
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup lemon juice

Arrange the clams around the outer rim of a 10 to 12-inch shallow round microwave-safe dish. Pour lemon juice in dish and place butter in the center of the dish. Cover, leaving a vent, and cook on high for 2 1/2 to 5 minutes, or until all the shells have opened. Rotate the dish half-way through cooking time. Serve clams with the broth from cooking.

Yield: 4 servings

Per serving: calories 462, calories from fat 234, total fat 26g, saturated fat 15g, cholesterol 178mg, total carbohydrate 11g, protein 44g.

NOTE: For most microwave ovens it will be necessary to cook clams in two batches of one dozen.

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