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.

 

4
Servings
715
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).

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
51%
Sugar
44g
49%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Carbohydrate, by difference
83g
64%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
329µg
47%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
34mg
45%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
574µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
340mg
34%
Choline, total
26mg
6%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Fluoride, F
28µg
1%
Folate, total
101µg
25%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
96mg
30%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Phosphorus, P
116mg
17%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
502mg
33%
Water
159g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Clam Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Clam Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.