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This Portuguese style pasta with clams and chouriço recipe is easy to prepare and makes for a very tasty dish.
Preparation time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
40 min
Ready In:
50 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Style Pasta with Clams & Chouriço Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Style Pasta with Clams & Chouriço Recipe

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Posted in: Pasta Recipes
Fri, Mar 9, 2018, 15:08
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1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil3/4 lb of Portuguese chouriço, sliced into thin pieces1 onion, thinly sliced1 and 1/2 lbs of clams (preferrably littleneck)4 tomatoes, coarsely chopped4 garlic cloves, minced1/2 cup of shredded basil leaves1 cup of white wine3/4 lb of linguineSalt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)A pinch of cayenne pepper
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    1. Preheat the oven to 230°C or 450°F.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.
    3. Add the chourico and onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and the chouriço begins to brown, about 5 minutes.
    4. Stir in the cayenne, arrange the clams in the saucepan and add the tomatoes, garlic and 1/4 cup of the basil on top.
    5. Add the wine and roast in the oven, uncovered, for 5 minutes. 
    6. Stir the clams and roast for about 20 minutes longer, or until most of the clams have opened.
    7. Meanwhile, cook the linguine in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
    8. Drain the pasta and transfer it to a large serving bowl.
    9. Pour the chouriço clam sauce over the linguine, season with salt and pepper to taste and toss to combine.
    10. Garnish the linguine with the remaining 1/4 cup of basil, serve and enjoy!

    This recipe was inspired by our friends over at Food & Wine Magazine!

    Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com


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