Portuguese Clam and Chorizo Stew Recipe

Portuguese Clam and Chorizo Stew Recipe

How To Make Portuguese Clam and Chorizo Stew

This remarkable Portuguese Clam and Chorizo offers a savory adventure with bacon, garlic, and an added hot and bittersweet hint from piquillo peppers.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • ½lbchorizo
  • cupschicken stock,or low-sodium broth
  • 6peasant bread,thick slice
  • ¼cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • 3cloveslarge garlic
  • ¼lbbacon,thickly sliced
  • 1very large onion
  • 8ozpiquillo peppers,(1 can or jar)
  • 48littleneck clams


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Put the chorizo in a small saucepan with 1 cup of the stock and simmer for about 15 minutes until softened.

  3. Drain the chorizo and discard the broth.

  4. Meanwhile, brush the bread with olive oil and toast for about 10 minutes, until golden.

  5. Rub the toasts with the peeled whole garlic clove, and transfer each slice to a deep soup bowl.

  6. In a large enameled cast-iron casserole, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil until shimmering.

  7. Add the bacon and cook over moderate heat for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring, until crisp.

  8. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a plate and reserve it for another use.

  9. Add the onion and minced garlic to the casserole and cook over low heat for about 5 minutes until softened.

  10. Add the piquillo peppers and their liquid, and cook for 1 minute.

  11. Add the chorizo and the remaining ½ cup of stock and bring to a boil.

  12. Add the clams, cover, and cook over high heat for about 10 minutes until nearly all have opened.

  13. Discard any unopened clams.

  14. Spoon the stew over the toasts, drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and serve right away


  • Calories: 1498.28kcal
  • Fat: 45.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.62g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.64g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 199.05g
  • Fiber: 16.48g
  • Sugar: 25.82g
  • Protein: 71.95g
  • Cholesterol: 82.34mg
  • Sodium: 3328.36mg
  • Calcium: 575.87mg
  • Potassium: 1096.67mg
  • Iron: 16.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 113.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 33.91mg
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