Chorizo and White Wine Steamed Clams

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 30 minutes
  • One serving

The spicy burst of chorizo and ginger, but also onion, garlic and even leek tones down and pairs so well with the salty seafood. White wine also works fine in bringing out the flavors of seafood. And let’s add some freshness by garnishing with fresh parsley and pomegranate seeds.

Ingredients Needed for Chorizo and White Wine Steamed Clams

water
salt
1 pound clams
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 ounces of chorizo, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
½ leek, sliced
1 teaspoon ginger, shredded
1 garlic clove, sliced
1 teaspoon saffron
¼ cup white wine
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
pomegranate seed for garnishing
fresh parsley for garnishing

How to Cook Chorizo and White Wine Steamed Clams

  1. Fill a bigger bowl halfway with water, salt it and soak the clams for about 20 minutes to get rid of any sand.
  2. Add the olive oil and chorizo slices to a saucepan over medium heat and fry them until crunchy. Set them aside.
  3. Lower the heat and use the same oil to cook the onion and leek until tender. Add the ginger, garlic, and saffron while stirring.
  4. Add the clams and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the white wine and simmer for 2 minutes more. Add the fried chorizo and fresh parsley and simmer for yet 2 more minutes.
  5. Serve garnished with pomegranate seeds and fresh parsley.

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