Steamed Clams in White Wine

Deena Wachtel gives us a wonderful recipe for steamed clams in wine with pancetta.
By Deena Wachtel

Steamed Clams in White Wine

Steamed Clams in White Wine
 
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Deena Wachtel gives us a wonderful recipe for steamed clams in wine with pancetta.
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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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