Portuguese Style Littlenecks

prep:10 minutes
cook:15 minutes
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  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 660
  • Total Fat: 29g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 19g
  • Protein: 66g
Littleneck clams are hands down my favorite seafood. I eat them raw, steamed or cooked Portuguese style. They are so delicious and relatively easy to cook with a cooking time of under 15 minutes you can have an amazing appetizer or meal. Littlenecks are loaded with protein, with an estimated 22 grams of protein per 3 ounce serving. They are also low in fat, high in potassium and loaded with vitamins and minerals. According to SeafoodHealthFacts.org, they are one of the most sustainable seafood resources, thus making them a great choice to eat.

Serves: 2

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil, and cook sausage or bacon until browned or crispy (if using bacon)
  2. Add garlic, crushed red pepper, black pepper and cook until garlic becomes fragrant
  3. Add white wine, water, black pepper and bring to a boil
  4. Once boiling, add clams and cover pot
  5. Cook until clams start to open about 8-10 minutes( remember don't eat clams that haven't opened)
  6. Transfer to serving dish with sauce from the pot
  7. Garnish with lemons and chopped green onion


Eat well, John Mack

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