One of life's greatest pleasures is sucking down some fresh juicy clams, brine and all, while knocking back a few beers seaside. If you don't have access to a suitable body of water, though, or if raw seafood just isn't your thing, don't fret. We've created five original recipes for you to try this week, and they're all quick, easy, and delicious.
Besides being delicious, clams are also a great source of protein, low in fat, and high in iron and vitamin C. And for those who worry about the state of our fisheries, clams rate well on Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch List; all rate either Best Choice or Good Alternative. So clams are a healthy and generally sustainable choice for seafood lovers.
Highlights this week include Culinary Content Network member Patricia Stagich's Portuguese Pork and Clams and of course, the winning recipe, Dan Myers' Clams with White Wine, Bacon, Garlic, and Parsley Recipe.
All of the recipes featured here can be made at home for about $31 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Will Budiaman is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @WillBudiaman.