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Littleneck Clams with Longganisa and Garlic

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
1 pound of littleneck clams, scrubbed of grit and sand
7 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced into slivers
1 or 2 oz. of cured Spanish chorizo, sliced into thin half-moons (used Filipino Hot Longganisa)
3/4 cup of wine (used white wine)
*1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

In a large skillet, melt the butter over high heat.  Add the chorizo and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Add the wine and let simmer until it reduces by 1/3 and chorizo(used Filipino Hot Longanisa) softens, about 2 minutes.

Add the clams to the pan, making sure that all are touching the bottom of the pan.  Pop a lid on top and cook until clams open up about 5 minutes.

When the clams have opened, sprinkle the parsley over the top and turn off the heat.  Pour the entire contents of the pan into a shallow serving dish and serve with plenty of crusty bread.

*Littleneck clams is very common here in New England and I can buy it all season long. There was a new Filipino store just open in our town and I bought Hot Longganisa, just a perfect pair for the clams. I took out the casing out and cooked it with the garlic. I was thinking it’s not that spicy so I decided to add red pepper flakes, I almost end up pouring the whole bottle but it didn’t stop us to finish the dish. enJOY!!!

Source: Adesina’s Kitchen

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