Drunken Clams

Drunken Clams
Rusty Scupper Restaurant & Bar

Drunken Clams

The animals of National Aquarium's Blacktip Reef exhibit love clams and chef Mark Miranda really does, too. He incorporated chorizo into the recipe as he is third-generation Portuguese and loves the flavor profile with the clams.

 

Ready in
20 m
4
Servings
1115
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Drunken Clams

  • 1 Pound fresh littleneck clams
  • 2 Ounces white wine
  • 1 Teaspoon salt and coarse pepper
  • 1/4 Ounce sliced red onions
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 Ounce blended oil
  • 1 Ounce herb butter
  • 2 Ounces cooked chorizo

For the Herb Butter

  • 1 1/4 Ounce shallots, peeled
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon green peppercorns
  • 1/3 Teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 Teaspoons cut chives
  • 5 Teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 Teaspoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Pound butter, softened
  • 1/3 Teaspoon fresh thyme

Directions

For the Drunken Clams

Heat oil in pan until smoking, add clams and red onions. Sauté 1 minute and add salt and pepper. Add garlic, sauté 30 seconds, then deglaze. Add chorizo and cover to steam. When clams are open, pour into bowl and serve.

 

For the Herb Butter

Place shallots, thyme, tarragon, chives, and parsley in a food processor and pulse until chopped very fine. Place softened butter into mixer and add the chopped shallot mixture, salt, pepper, peppercorns, and lemon juice and mix thoroughly.  Be sure to scrape down the sides of bowl to incorporate all ingredients. Set aside 1 ounce of the mixture to use for the dish (the rest can be stored in the freezer for up to a month).

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
111g
100%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
65g
100%
Cholesterol
306mg
100%
Protein
22g
43%
Carbs
8g
3%
Vitamin A
936µg
100%
Vitamin B12
13µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
7.5%
Vitamin C
6mg
11%
Vitamin D
2µg
1%
Vitamin E
5mg
24%
Vitamin K
45µg
56%
Calcium
93mg
9%
Fiber
0.9g
3.5%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
18µg
5%
Iron
3mg
14%
Magnesium
35mg
9%
Monounsaturated
33g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
289mg
41%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
226mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.4%
Sodium
873mg
36%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.4%
Trans
4g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%

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