Steamed Clams In Wine and Chorizo

Steamed Clams In Wine and Chorizo


  • 1/4 pound Spanish chorizo (spicy cured pork sausages) cut to ¼” di
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 3/4 cup Dry white wine (I increased to 1 cup with a little more salt)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh cilantro (coriander)
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 2 pounds little neck Clams (1 kg)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 medium Onion,chopped (100 g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 yellow Bell pepper, chopped (100 g)


  1. Cook onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin seeds and salt in oil in a deep pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, 7 to 9 mins. Stir in Wine and bring to boil.
  2. Add clams and chorizo, then boil, covered until clams open, 7-8 mins. (Discard any clams that are not open)
  3. Season with pepper and stir in cilantro.
  4. Serve these clams with some crusty bread for sopping up the sauce.

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