Steamed clams with chorizo

    30 min

    These flavourful steamed clams are not only easy and delicious they're also fast to make. Plus there's chorizo involved!

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 80g finely diced onions
    • 85g Spanish chorizo, quartered lengthwise, cut into small cubes
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 350ml white wine
    • 1.3kg fresh clams, scrubbed and rinsed
    • 20g chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • 2 tablespoons butter

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place large pot over medium heat; add olive oil. Stir in diced onion; cook and stir until onions begin to turn translucent, 3 or 4 minutes. Add chorizo; cook and stir to render some fat, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Pour in white wine.
    2. Raise heat to high and bring liquid to the boil. Immediately add clams and distribute evenly. Cover and cook until clams open, about 7 minutes. During this time you can occasionally shake the pot to 'stir' the clams using oven gloves or a kitchen tea towel to hold the pot handles. It's best not to open the lid and stir.
    3. When clams have opened, remove pot from heat. Stir in butter and parsley; allow butter to melt. Serve clams in heated bowls with lots of the liquid.


    You can really adapt this kind of thing to your tastes. Coriander instead of parsley, leeks instead of onions and mussels instead of clams, just to name a few. Just make sure you have plenty of toasted bread around to soak up the glorious sauce.

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    It was delicious. I made it with mussels and will be making it many more times. Good chorizo makes everything taste better!!  -  17 Jun 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Chef John recipes continue to be my ‘go to’ when wanting to impress.  -  24 Sep 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    AH-MAZIING and ohhh, so easy!! My local grocery store didn’t have any clams so I used mussels instead. I also added a bit of chopped celery, a touch of cilantro and Worcheshire sauce. And salt. O-M-G good!  -  25 Aug 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)