Grill-braised Clams And Chorizo In Tomato Saffron Recipe

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Grill-Braised Clams and Chorizo in Tomato Saffron

Lynette !


Spanish flavors inspire this simple summery dish. Saffron gives the tomato broth a nutty complexity, while the spice and heat of the chorizo liven up the clams.

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25 Min
40 Min


3 c
hickory chips
1 1/2 c
chicken broth, low sodium
1 Tbsp
fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 tsp
saffron thread
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp
black pepper,freshly ground
7 clove
garlic, thinly sliced
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes, 14.5 ounce, undrained
poblano chile
ear of corn, shucked
cooking spray
green onions
link dry-cured spanish chorizo sausage, 3/4 - l pound, cut in half length-wise
littleneck clams, about 2 1/2 lbs
2 Tbsp
fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
4 slice
italian or french bread, 3/4 inch thick


1Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
2Pierce the bottom of a disposable foil pan several times with the tip of a knife. Line pan with newspaper or paper towels; place 2 cups wood chips on top of paper in pan.
3Combine broth and the next 6 ingredients (through tomatoes) in a medium ovenproof saucepan.
4Place disposable pan on 1 side of grill rack; ignite newspaper with a long match. Place saucepan on other side of grill rack. Cover grill. Bring sauce to a simmer, and grill for 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from grill, and keep warm.
5Place poblano and corn on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cover and grill 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Add green onions and chorizo, cut sides down, to grill rack; cover and grill 4 minutes or until poblano is blackened and charred and corn is lightly charred, turning occasionally.
6Place poblano in a paper bag; fold to close tightly. Let stand for 5 minutes. Peel and discard skins; cut poblano in half lengthwise. Discard stem, seeds, and membranes. Chop poblano, cut kernels from corn cob, slice green onions, and dice chorizo; add to broth mixture.
7Add remaining 1 cup wood chips to disposable pan. Return saucepan to grill rack. Cover grill, and simmer. Place clams on grill rack. Cover and grill for 2 minutes or until clams just begin to open. Discard unopened shells. Add clams to broth mixture; cover and grill for 4 minutes or until shells open completely. Remove saucepan from grill; stir in parsley and juice. Cover and keep warm.
8Place bread on grill rack, and grill 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until toasted. Ladle clam mixture into bowls. Serve with grilled bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Pork
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American