Clams With Jalapeno, Lemon and Basil

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Bon Appetit, this looks really good. Sounds like crusty bread would be great to soak up the sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in very large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add minced garlic and jalapeño; stir until garlic is golden, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce, wine, and lemon juice and bring to boil.
  4. Add clams; cover and boil until clams open, about 9 minutes (discard any clams that do not open).
  5. Add basil and lemon peel.
  6. Season with pepper.
  7. Transfer clams and sauce to large bowl and serve.


Most Helpful

I've used this recipe for years and its fantastic. I use one 8oz can of chopped tomatoes in place of the sauce because I like the chunky texture. I am making this tonight for my Mother and Grandmother for an end of summer light supper with crusty bread and wine. The bread is essential because the broth is so delicious. A few times I've made this for the family and I enjoy as is - and after I remove mine from the pot, I add cooked linguine to the pot for a few minutes of simmering and serve it to the hungry teenage boys as a pasta dish. They love it that way. This recipe has also become a staple of our camping trips - its great in a cast iron pot over the fire and really hits the spot with a good beer on the beach.

Beans N Rice September 03, 2012

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