August 22, 2011

Clams “a bulhão pato”

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
Serves: 4




1 onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 bay leaves

7 tbsp (100 g) olive oil

2 cups (500 ml) white wine

7 tbsp (100 g) butter

2 kg (around 4 lbs) clams (in the shell)

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

5 sprigs of coriander, chopped



Heat a cooking pot over medium heat.

Sweat the onion, garlic and bay leaves in the olive oil for 5 to 8 minutes.

Add the white wine, butter and clams. Cook until the shells open (around 8 to 10 minutes).

Just before serving, season with pepper and garnish with coriander.

Chef’s tips


Be sure to put the lid on the pot when cooking the clams.

Remove them from the heat as soon as they open so you don’t overcook them; they can become rubbery very quickly.