Clams with White Wine, Bacon, Garlic, and Parsley

Clams with White Wine, Bacon, Garlic, and Parsley
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Clams with White Wine, Bacon, Garlic, and Parsley

Dan Myers

Clams with White Wine, Bacon, Garlic, and Parsley

Clams are one of the easiest foods to prepare. All you need to do is toss them in a pot with a little moisture, put the lid on until they open up, and enjoy. This recipe teams the clams with flavors that complement them nicely: white wine, garlic, and bacon. This recipe will yield a bit more broth than you might be expecting — all the better to sop up with some crusty bread. 

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3
Servings
390
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 30  littleneck clams
  • 1  Tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • strips bacon, cut into lardons
  • medium-sized shallot, diced
  • cloves garlic, diced
  • 1  Cup  dry white wine
  • 1  Cup  low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1  Tablespoon  butter
  • 1/4  Cup  parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • loaf crusty Italian bread, for serving

Directions

Scrub each clam under cold water to make sure that there's no sand on them. Return to the refrigerator.

In a large, heavy (preferably cast-iron) pot with a lid, add the olive oil and bacon and render the fat from the bacon over medium heat. About halfway through the process, add the shallot and garlic. When crispy and golden brown, increase the heat to high, stir in the wine and broth, and reduce by about 1/3.

Add the clams to the pot, and cover. (The clams should open up after only a few minutes; at this point they're done cooking so you should turn off the heat.) Stir in the butter until it melts, divide the clams among serving bowls, and ladle the liquid over them. Garnish with parsley as desired, and serve with bread. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
114mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
32mg
5%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
1164mg
78%
Water
76g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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