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Sunday, June 20, 2021
Here is a way to make steamed clams even better. Steam the clams in a savory blend of chicken broth, white wine and diced tomatoes, accented with bacon, chouriço and garlic.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
Ready In:
35 min
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Portuguese Steamed Clams Recipe

Portuguese Steamed Clams Recipe

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Posted in: Fish / Seafood
Sun, Apr 9, 2017, 02:56
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1/2 pound chourico sausage, diced1/2 pound of bacon, diced3 cloves garlic, chopped1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper1 3/4 cups of chicken broth 3/4 cup of dry white wine1 can (about 28 ounces) diced tomatoes48 small clams, scrubbed1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro or parsley1 16 ounce loaf Portuguese bread, sliced
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    1. Cook the chourico and bacon in an 8-quart saucepot over medium-high heat until they're well browned, stirring often. Pour off any fat.
    2. Add the garlic and red pepper to the saucepot and cook and stir for 3 minutes. Stir in the broth, wine and tomatoes and heat to a boil. Add the clams.
    3. Cover and cook until the the clams open, stirring often. Discard any clams that do not open. 
    4. Sprinkle with the cilantro, if desired. Serve with the bread.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: campbells.com


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