2
4 ratings

Clams with White Wine, Bacon, Garlic, and Parsley

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. 

Click here to see Sensational Summer Clam Recipes.

Ready in
20 m
3
Servings
393
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 30 littleneck clams
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 strips bacon, cut into lardons
  • 1 medium-sized shallot, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 Cup dry white wine
  • 1 Cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 Cup parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • 1 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
Servings3
Calories Per Serving393
Total Fat22g33%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated7g37%
Cholesterol73mg24%
Protein27g55%
Carbs12g4%
Vitamin A166µg18%
Vitamin B1217µg100%
Vitamin B60.2mg12.1%
Vitamin C3mg5%
Vitamin D0.2µgN/A
Vitamin E2mg9%
Vitamin K4µg5%
Calcium81mg8%
Fiber0.7g2.9%
Folate (food)15µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)15µg4%
Iron3mg17%
Magnesium42mg11%
Monounsaturated10gN/A
Niacin (B3)3mg14%
Phosphorus381mg54%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium312mg9%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg7.2%
Sodium1094mg46%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg8.3%
Trans0.2gN/A
Zinc1mg9%