Portuguese Pork and Clams


This is my version of an incredible combination of tastes; try it, you'll like it!

4 servings


  • 1 cup white wine

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 pound boneless pork loin, cubed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 1 pound cooked and diced potatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans

  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper

  • 18 clams

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. To Marinate: Combine the wine, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and cumin in a nonporous glass dish or bowl. Mix together. Add pork and toss to coat. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate to marinate for 2 to 3 hours.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft. Remove pork from dish or bowl (reserving marinade) and add to skillet; brown quickly, then add potato cubes, reserved marinade, beans, cayenne pepper and clams or mussels. Cook until open, about 7 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

557 Calories
20g Fat
48g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 557
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 657mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 31mg 156%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 1563mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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