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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Jan Gautro Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Jan Gautro

Spanish-Style Clam Stew with Garlic Toast

Coastal Living OCTOBER 2010

  • Yield: 12 cups
  • Cook time:50 Minutes
  • Prep time:25 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 cup sherry
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (12-ounce) package chorizo sausages, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 (8-ounce) bottles clam juice
  • 3 large red potatoes, diced
  • 2 (14 1⁄2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 sourdough baguette, sliced
  • 24 littleneck clams, well-scrubbed and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Preparation

1. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat just until warm. Stir in garlic. Remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes.

2. Combine saffron and sherry in a small bowl.

3. Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chorizo, and cook 4 minutes or until browned on all sides. Transfer chorizo to a plate.

4. Add onion, 1 teaspoon salt, and paprika to Dutch oven. Sauté 5 minutes or until softened but not browned. Stir in sherry mixture, clam juice, and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

5. Brush baguette slices with garlic oil, and sprinkle with remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until golden.

6. Stir clams into stew, cover, and simmer 5 to 6 minutes or until clams are fully opened. (Discard any that do not.) Stir in chorizo and orange zest. Cook until thoroughly heated. Serve with garlic toast.

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