Recipe For Microwave Sausage and Clam Soup

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds hot Italian sausage
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 bunch snipped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes with juice
1 cup dry white wine
4 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams, drained with juice reserved
1 teaspoon salt

Directions

In a large microwave-safe dish, microwave sausage 5 minutes on high, until no longer pink. Remove sausage from dish. Stir garlic and olive oil into sausage drippings and microwave 1 minute. Stir in onion, bell pepper, parsley and basil and microwave 4 minutes, until just tender.

Stir in the mushrooms and cook 2 minutes. Then stir in the tomatoes, wine and reserved clam juice. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring once.

Stir in the sausage and cook 5 minutes more. Let stand 5 minutes before stirring in the clams and salt. Serve hot.