Seafood Cataplana

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 to 8 ounces chorizo sausage or other firm smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 18 small clams in shells, scrubbed
  • 1/2 pound peeled and deveined large raw shrimp with tails
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. 1. Heat oil in a large cataplana or saucepan with lid over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. 2. Add onion, next 4 ingredients, and red pepper, if desired; cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomatoes and wine; bring to a boil. Add clams and shrimp.
  3. 3. Lock cataplana lid and cook, shaking cataplana occasionally, 7 minutes or until clams open. Or, cover saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally if necessary, 7 minutes or until clams open. (Discard any that do not.) Open carefully; sprinkle with parsley.
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