This is a very common recipe here in Spain. I give you my mom's Galician variation, you will love it!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place clams and enough water just to cover them into a saucepan with a tight fitting lid. Cover tightly and bring to a boil over high heat; steam until the clams open, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain clams, reserving the water.

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  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 3 minutes. Pour in white wine and increase heat to high. Season with saffron, red pepper flakes, and vegetable bouillon, then pour in the cooking liquid from the steamed clams, and bring to a boil.

  • Stir together flour and water until dissolved. Pour into the boiling sauce and stir until thickened. Season to taste with salt if needed. Add the clams in their shells, and toss until coated with sauce. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts

346.7 calories; 14.8 g protein; 12.5 g carbohydrates; 35.5 mg cholesterol; 68.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
Hi! I'm the submitter of this recipe. Just wanted to say that I only add 1 cup or 1 1/2 cups of water. After cooking the onions, garlic,..etc, add the clams and stir to mix all the ingredients together, then add the water/flour mixture and stir constantly until the sauce thickens. If you desire a lighter version, then add more cooking water (personally, i like it pretty thick). I always strain and freeze the remaining cooking water, so i can use it later in my stews, soups, etc...). Hope you like it!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2010
Was pretty good. I may attempt this again. Read More
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11 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
Hi! I'm the submitter of this recipe. Just wanted to say that I only add 1 cup or 1 1/2 cups of water. After cooking the onions, garlic,..etc, add the clams and stir to mix all the ingredients together, then add the water/flour mixture and stir constantly until the sauce thickens. If you desire a lighter version, then add more cooking water (personally, i like it pretty thick). I always strain and freeze the remaining cooking water, so i can use it later in my stews, soups, etc...). Hope you like it!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
Hi! I'm the submitter of this recipe. Just wanted to say that I only add 1 cup or 1 1/2 cups of water. After cooking the onions, garlic,..etc, add the clams and stir to mix all the ingredients together, then add the water/flour mixture and stir constantly until the sauce thickens. If you desire a lighter version, then add more cooking water (personally, i like it pretty thick). I always strain and freeze the remaining cooking water, so i can use it later in my stews, soups, etc...). Hope you like it!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2008
This is an excellent recipe and I realy enjoyed last night (as a tapa dish). One modification: I do not add too much water to the pan to steam the clams only a thin layer of water to prevent from burning the bottom of the clams. The clams will start loosing liquid very quickly and this will be enough to make a rich sauce. If you need more liquid then add it after adding the thickener- this way you wll never go wrong with the amount of liquid in the sauce! Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2007
Fabulous flavor! The only problem I had was that the sauce didn't really thicken. I think I may have used too much water when I boiled the clams and I put all of that water into the sauce. Next time I will use less water to boil the clams. However... I did save the broth in the freezer for when I make a chowder. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2011
i found it easier to do step #2 first then add the water and boil the clams -making it a one pan meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2009
I tried this recipe and it came out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
Delicious and delicate flavour. This is my favourite type of recipe simple and elegant. My boyfriend and I enjoyed this with a fresh loaf of crusty bread and bottle of white wine. Clams are relatively expensive here so I had to substitute 1/2 of them with shrimp it was still very good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2010
Was pretty good. I may attempt this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2019
Made these and my 5 year let me try 1 how generous! This has been requested daily lol. The 1 I tried was amazing! Made exactly as written. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2012
Delicious! Read More