Steamed Clams with Chorizo in White Wine Broth


When it comes to clams there are only two sides. You either really love them or really hate them. As for me, I really really really love them. Thankfully so does my husband especially since I cook them on a regular basis.

Steamed clams make a great appetizer, but better yet with a few additions they make a fantastic dinner. I always make a big pot and serve them in deep bowls with all the yummy juices on the bottom. Kurt and I get some crusty sourdough to mop up all that yumminess and go to town.


I’m about to share one of my favorite ways to prepare clams. I used chorizo in this recipe, but if you can’t find any please feel free to use bacon instead. However, if you can get chorizo use it because it adds a ton of smoky flavor to this dish.


So make a big pot of steamed clams, grab some bread and enjoy.

Steamed Clams with Chorizo in White Wine Broth

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Serves: 2

  • 2 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 2 chorizo links (3.5 oz)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs thyme, finely chopped
  • 5-6 baby red potatoes, sliced into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 cups water
  • fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy pot over medium heat, add chorizo and cook about 3 minutes.
  2. Mix in onion, garlic, thyme and rosemary and allow to cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add potatoes and sauté for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in the white wine and allow to reduce by half.
  5. Pour in water, cover and cook for about 8 minutes until the potatoes are almost done.
  6. Season with salt.
  7. Add clams, cover and steam until all the clams have opened about 8 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve with crusty bread.




  1. […] INGREDIENTS: 2 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed2 chorizo links (3.5 oz)1 small onion, chopped2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped2 sprigs thyme, finely chopped5-6 baby red potatoes, sliced into ¼ inch slices1 cup white wine2 cups waterfresh parsley1 tbsp extra virgin olive oilFor Full Details, Please Click Image Or Title.  […]

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