Clams Kokkinisto


Inspired by my Greek mother-in-law's Kokkinisto. I decided to add clams for something different. Spoon over rice or angel hair pasta, sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese, and serve with crusty bread and white wine.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 large stalks celery, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (28 ounce) can canned peeled and diced tomatoes

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 (7 ounce) cans whole baby clams, undrained

  • 4 bay leaves

  • ½ teaspoon chili pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion, celery, and garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, and clams. Season with bay leaves, chili pepper flakes, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and simmer for 1 hour, until tomatoes begin to turn deep red in colour and the sauce thickens. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil near the end of the cooking time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
11g Fat
15g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 984mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 21mg 116%
Potassium 541mg 12%

* 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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