Being of Portuguese descent and raised in Rhode Island along the Eastern seaboard, this recipe is a wonderful combination of my two heritages. If desired serve with a small cup of melted butter for dipping clams and don't forget a fresh loaf of warm, crusty bread!!! Note: If the clams seem sandy, soak them for a couple of hours or overnight in the refrigerator in salted water with a bit of vinegar, cornmeal, and cayenne pepper.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Wash clams well in a sink of cold water. Discard any clams that are already opened.

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  • In a large stock pot with a tight fitting lid, place the cleaned clams. Add the sausage, onion, tomatoes and wine. Cover and set over high heat. Steam until all the clams open up. Be sure to shake the pan often to insure even heat.

  • Drizzle olive oil over the cooked clams. Evenly divide all the ingredients into warm soup plates. Divide the broth into side cups for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

697.1 calories; 29.9 g protein; 9.1 g carbohydrates; 104.2 mg cholesterol; 1567.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2007
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Truly an easy recipe and very tasty. I did however add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water just to make a little bit more broth and about 2 cloves of fresh chopped garlic. Truly a favorite from now on! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2009
I personally did not care for the flavor of sausage and onions in my clams. Tasted to heavy. I gave it a try but I much prefer clams italiano recipe on this site. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2007
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Truly an easy recipe and very tasty. I did however add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water just to make a little bit more broth and about 2 cloves of fresh chopped garlic. Truly a favorite from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2007
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Truly an easy recipe and very tasty. I did however add about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water just to make a little bit more broth and about 2 cloves of fresh chopped garlic. Truly a favorite from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2003
Absolutely wonderful.. I also added a couple of large chunks of celery while steaming.. You can grill thick slices of crusty bread rubbed with a clove of garlic to dip in the tasty juices.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2003
Awesome! This recipe is a keeper thanks for sharing.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
Followed this to the letter...flavor was all there...something was missing... chorizo was dominant where I thought the clams should have been...This would make a great base for a soup or chowder. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2011
These clams were awesome! Following the advice of other reviewers, I too add minced garlic. I also added 2 tsp pimenta moida (fermented pepper paste). Being of Portuguese decent, pimenta moida is a staple in my house. It's available in the international section of most groceries stores. Don't forget crusty bread to dip in the sauce, which I doubled for this purpose. Thanks Star!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2008
Hubby thought this was absolutely fabulous! Used beer instead of wine added small red potatoes and a few red pepper flakes. Thank you Star! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
This was fantastic and SO fast. With prep it takes no more than 30 minutes. I did not have clams but used 1 lb of frozen NZ Mussles (did not thaw). I also only had 12oz of Chorizo. I did not use less of the other ingredients as I wanted lots of broth. As others suggested I added 2 large tbsp. of chopped garlic and also some dried parsley. It was terrific and my husband gave it a huge thumbs up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2007
I'm not a big steamer fan but I made this for guests last night and they couldn't get enough of it! Everyone loved it. Served with dilled shrimp restaurant-style house salad old boy's strawberry pie all from this web site. Also had lobsters. Oh! And lightly steamed then chilled asparagas drizzled with raspberry vinagrette dressing from this site. GREAT meal - especially these steamers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2020
These were so tasty and delicious. These simple ingredients really turn a pot of clams into a delicious stew...the broth was amazing, provide spoons, too. I just eyeballed the ingredients and added a a cup or so extra chicken stock and a chunk of butter to the mix. Took previous reviewers advice and added some prepared minced garlic, too. Some thin sliced baguette and a glass of cold chardonney, what a fun summer meal. Loved these & hubs raved. Will definitely do again. Many thanks for your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2009
I personally did not care for the flavor of sausage and onions in my clams. Tasted to heavy. I gave it a try but I much prefer clams italiano recipe on this site. Read More
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