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Portuguese Steamed Clams

Rated as 4.51 out of 5 Stars

"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

50 m servings 697 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Wash clams well in a sink of cold water. Discard any clams that are already opened.
  2. 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.
  3. 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


Per Serving: 697 calories; 52.6 g fat; 9.1 g carbohydrates; 29.9 g protein; 104 mg cholesterol; 1567 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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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.

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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...

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..

Awesome! This recipe is a keeper, thanks for sharing..

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.

Hubby thought this was absolutely fabulous! Used beer instead of wine, added small red potatoes and a few red pepper flakes. Thank you Star!

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 i...

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 u...

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 straw...

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 ...