Portuguese Pork and Clams

Portuguese Pork and Clams

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Richard Tebaldi
Recipe by  Richard Tebaldi

“This is my version of an incredible combination of tastes; try it, you'll like it!”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. To Marinate: Combine the wine, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and cumin in a nonporous glass dish or bowl. Mix together. Add pork and toss to coat. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate to marinate for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft. Remove pork from dish or bowl (reserving marinade) and add to skillet; brown quickly, then add potato cubes, reserved marinade, beans, cayenne pepper and clams or mussels. Cook until open, about 7 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.

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This was my favorite dish growing up but this recipe makes the dish much heavier than need be. Marinating the meat is fine but we do not use the beans, celery or carrots. After browning the meat we also deglaze the pan with either the white wine or beer. As for the potatoes, we fry the cubed potatoes and serve the pork and clams over the potatoes. This dish is best made simply, most of the flavor comes from the clams.



So, I jokingly called this 'Fear Factor Soup' all week after getting some raised eyebrows about making it. I LOVE IT - and so do 2/3 of the guys. I did add carrot and celery because it was crying for color and some mussels because I couldn't decide between them and clams. Wonderful! The only warning I would give is to add half of your salt to the marinade and wait to see if you need the rest at the end of cooking. The broth was fantastic, but on the edge of being too salty. I'll make this again and again - with no fear. ;)



Wow. Let me repeat, wow! I followed a mixture of the suggestions from the reviews: I doubled the garlic, and had the potatoes to the side. I also used 1 tbsp of cumin seeds (not ground), I used orange and red pepper for color (added last minute, so heated but firm), and I used mussels, not clams. I'm already planning the next time I will make this dish, thanks for sharing!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 557 cal
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 20 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs
  • 48.2 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 35.1 g
  • 70%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 657 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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