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portuguese steamed clams

(1 rating)
Recipe by
star pooley
Bullhead City, AZ

Being of Portuguese decent and from Rhode Island, this recipe combines both of my favorites! Make sure to serve warm, crusty bread with this to soak up all the delicious broth!

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For portuguese steamed clams

  • 5 lb
    clams in shell, scrubbed
  • 1 1/2 lb
    portuguese chourico or linguica sausage, sliced into chunks
  • 1 lg
    onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 can
    (14 1/2 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 2 c
    white wine
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil

How To Make portuguese steamed clams

  • 1
    Wash clams well in a sink of cold water. Discard any clams that are already opened.
  • 2
    In a large stock pot with a tight fitting lid, place the cleaned clams.
  • 3
    Add the sausage, onion, tomatoes, wine, garlic and red pepper.
  • 4
    Cover and set over high heat; Steam until all the clams open up. Be sure to shake the pan often to insure even heat.
  • 5
    Drizzle olive oil over the cooked clams. Evenly divide all the ingredients into warm soup plates.
  • 6
    Divide the broth into side cups for dipping.

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