Clams and Chourico

Clams and Chourico

20 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  SKISMITTY

“These clams are steamed in dark beer with chourico sausage and red onions for a full flavored meal.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Place clams in a large pot with enough water to cover. Stir in cornmeal. Let stand for about 20 minutes. Rinse clams thoroughly before cooking.
  2. Heat the olive oil and garlic in a large pot over medium heat. When the garlic is fragrant, add the chourico, onion, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, then pour in about 3/4 of the beer. Let simmer for a few more minutes, then add the clam juice, tomatoes, and rinsed clams.
  3. Cover, and simmer until all clams have opened. Season with oregano, salt and pepper before serving. Drink or discard remaining beer.

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Great recipe and was an instant hit. One major note is to use pure Portuguese chourico, not spanish or mexican, for a truly delicious flavor!



This is a really great clam recipe. The cornmeal is to get the sand out of the clams, so unless you're harvesting your own you can probably skip that step. This is also great with mussels. Spanish or Portuguese chourico is the key, you can't use the Mexican kind.



This recipe is a dead ringer for the Clams Del Diablo we had at Thee Oceanaire Seafood Room in Seattle, and it's not your father's steamed clam dish, either! Loads of flavor & just enough heat to keep things interesting. I'll be serviing it again this weekend! I used Negro Modelo beer keeping with the Latin theme of the recipe. Two notes: make sure you use Spanish chorizo, and not Mexican. Spanish chorizo is more like pepperoni and isn't a wet sausage like it's Mexican cousin. I also doubled the garlic, and am glad I did.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 435 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 30.5 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs
  • 23.2 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 12.9 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 1007 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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