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Steamed Clams in Wine and Chorizo Recipe

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This recipe for Steamed Clams in Wine and Chorizo, by , is from The da Silva Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Maria da Silva
Added: Sunday, November 18, 2007


1 medium onion, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup dry white wine
2 lb littleneck clams (2 inches wide), scrubbed
1/4 lb dried Spanish chorizo (spicy cured pork sausage) links, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro

Cook onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin, and salt in oil in a 4- to 6-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, 7 to 9 minutes.
Stir in wine and bring to a boil.
Add clams and chorizo, then boil, covered, until clams open, 7 to 8 minutes.
(Discard any clams that are not open after 9 minutes.)
Season with pepper and stir in cilantro.

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