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Steamed Clams and Chorizo

Serves 4

Total Time
30 mins

Simmer the clams in this flavorful red pepper, chorizo, and white wine sauce for an easy and healthy seafood supper.  Sprinkle with parsley and serve with crusty  bread.

Steamed Clams and Chorizo

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
 4 ounces chorizo, casings removed, sliced
 1 tablespoon minced garlic
 1 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Gris
 4 pounds small clams in shells, scrubbed
 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  Warm, crusty bread, such as ciabatta
Step 1

Heat olive oil in an 8-qt. pot over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add chorizo and garlic; cook, stirring often, until chorizo is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add wine, 1/2 cup water, and the clams; cover and cook until clams have opened, 6 to 8 minutes. Discard any unopened clams. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with bread.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Serves 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 259Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%

Saturated Fat 4.6g23%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 393mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 4.9g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%
Protein 16g32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.