Jump to content

Pancetta Clams


Recommended Posts

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter

3/4 cup diced pancetta

3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

18 1/2-inch-thick baguette slices

Olive oil

5 pounds littleneck clams (35 to 40), scrubbed

1 cup Chardonnay

1 cup (loosely packed) chopped fresh basil

Melt butter in heavy medium skillet over low heat. Add ham and bell pepper and sauté until light brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and dried red pepper; stir 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Lightly brush baguette slices on both sides with oil. Grill bread until light brown on outside but soft on inside, about 2 minutes per side.

Combine clams and wine in large pot. Cover and boil over high heat until clams begin to open, about 8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer clams to 6 bowls, discarding any clams that do not open. Add liquid in pot to skillet with ham-bell pepper mixture. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until liquid is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in basil. Pour mixture over clams, dividing equally. Serve clams, passing grilled bread separately.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...