Vicky's Clams

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan

4 large cloves garlic, crushed

1/4 pound pancetta, cut into small pieces, available at deli counter

50 littleneck clams, cleaned

1 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, a couple of handfuls


  1. Heat a big pot with tight fitting lid over medium high heat. Add oil, garlic and pancetta and brown pancetta for 3 minutes. Add clams to the pot and 1 cup of wine. Cover and let the clams steam until they open, 5 to 10 minutes. Discard any unopened shells. Transfer clams in juices and wine to a serving platter and top liberally with parsley, serve.
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