Steamed Clams, Portuguese Style

Recipe by JaneinRI
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READY IN: 4hrs 40mins
SERVES: 5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare clams: put them in a bowl or pan and cover with cold water; add some cornmeal& salt to the water- they'll ingest this and'spit out' any sand they're carrying.
  • Leave them in this for 4 hrs, changing to clean water about halfway through.
  • Discard any open clams.
  • In a large stockpot, warm the oil over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic& red pepper; saute until garlic is golden.
  • Add the sausage, onion, tomatoes, wine& water; stir to mix.
  • Add the clams, turn heat to high& cover- steam until clams open- approximately 8 minutes.
  • Discard any clams that do not open.
  • Divide clams and broth into 5 soup bowls; if desired, sprinkle with parsley& cilantro and serve with a lemon wedge.
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