Steamed Clams in White Wine
Recipe Type: Main
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Serves: 4
Deena Wachtel gives us a wonderful recipe for steamed clams in wine with pancetta.
  • 4 ounces, pancetta, fine dice
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds, toasted & ground
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 2 pounds littleneck or Manilla clams, scrubbed
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
  1. Render the pancetta over medium heat. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  2. Cook the onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin and salt in oil in a heavy pot, over moderate heat until almost a jam consistency. Add pancetta. Stir in wine and bring to a boil.
  3. Add clams. Boil with the pot covered until the clams open - 3-4 minutes.
  4. Discard any clams that don't open.
  5. Season with pepper and stir in cilantro.
  6. Serve with slices of French Baguette.
  7. Enjoy!
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