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This is a really great clam recipe. The cornmeal is to get the sand out of the clams so unless you're harvesting your own you can probably skip that step. This is also great with mussels. Spanish or Portuguese chourico is the key you can't use the Mexican kind.
This recipe is a dead ringer for the Clams Del Diablo we had at Thee Oceanaire Seafood Room in Seattle and it's not your father's steamed clam dish either! Loads of flavor & just enough heat to keep things interesting. I'll be serviing it again this weekend! I used Negro Modelo beer keeping with the Latin theme of the recipe. Two notes: make sure you use Spanish chorizo and not Mexican. Spanish chorizo is more like pepperoni and isn't a wet sausage like it's Mexican cousin. I also doubled the garlic and am glad I did.
i agree with another poster to use "portugese" churico.... and not the kind you find pre-packaged in the market. go to a portugese or spanish meat market for the homemade stuff. it really does make a big difference. great recipe!
This was terrific! Unique and flavorful. It's pretty easy to make, depending on your knife skills. The presentation is impressive, too. Overall, pretty romantic and cozy - it would make a good date night if you're not afraid of the garlic! The only thing I will change in the future is to add seafood stock in place of the clam juice. It was a tad too salty for me, and I think that was mostly from the high sodium content of the clam juice. I used precooked Spanish chorizo, and it worked wonderfully. All that simmering makes it tender. Great recipe, thanks so much for posting it.
Outstanding recipe!!! I started by steaming 50 small clams separately and using that broth instead of bottled. I added 1lb each of fresh squid shrimp and scallops simmered for 5 minutes and then added spices and steamed shelled clams. What a seafood sensation. Plenty of toasted sour dough bread along with a nice chianti.
I made this pretty much like the recipe is written but I substituted chardonnay for the beer (I don't like the taste of beer). It probably tasted more delicate than it would if I had used beer but it was still very delicious.
Excellent! I followed this recipe as written except using petite diced tomatoes instead of crushed and chicken broth instead of clam juice. I used Redhook ESB for the beer. Nicely done thanks for the recipe!
This was very good. It cooked up very fast too. I agree with previous reviewers - Portuguese chourico is absolutely a must. I had to go on a bit of a mission to find it locally but it was definitely worth it. I can imagine that the flavours would not have developed correctly without the chourico. This was delicious. It was a bit soupy though - lots of liquid left over after simmering the clams. I'm not complaining and neither is my fiancee; however plan on lots of crusty French bread so you can sop up all the broth. This is a good meal for a chilly day lucky for us it was raining up here yesterday. It is a bit heavy so I'd hesitate to serve this on a hot summer day. Overall delicious. I'll be adding this to my meal rotation. Thanks for sharing!