Yield
4 servings (serving size: about 7 clams, 3/4 cup sausage mixture, and 3/4 teaspoon basil)

Briny littleneck clams are balanced with spicy jalapeño peppers and sweet summer corn in this delightful summer stew. Serve with a tossed green salad and crusty French bread.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add garlic and jalapeño; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in tomato, oregano, 1 tablespoon basil, salt, and black pepper; bring mixture to a simmer. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in corn; cover and cook 2 minutes.

Step 2

Increase heat to medium-high; stir in clams. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until clams open; discard any unopened shells. Divide mixture evenly among 4 bowls; sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon basil.

Ratings & Reviews

Hollypop's Review

lisap515
December 07, 2010
The broth in this recipe was excellent. I used canned tomatoes instead of fresh and it still tasted fine. Will make again.

sedutta's Review

sedutta
July 26, 2010
This was a great, easy meal. I used shrimp instead of clams and hot italian turkey sausage. We ate this with bread, but next time will probably serve with rice. Great flavors!

carolfitz's Review

Hollypop
July 18, 2009
Made to recipe except used hot turkey sausage. Next time would first lightly parboil the sausage, cool, remove casings, cut in half and then slice into half-rounds. Added four large sea scallops to cook 2min at the end. Served with ciabbatta sticks. Great summer supper.

kcnkate's Review

carolfitz
June 20, 2009
Delicious! Like summer in a bowl! I subsituted steamer clams for littleneck and canned tomatoes for fresh and it was still fantastic. My hubby ate his over linguine and said it was wonderful that way. Make this recipe! So easy and so good.

lisap515's Review

kcnkate
June 02, 2009
this was great and turned out beautiful, I would definitely serve for a special occasion....amazing flavor. Added a little chicken broth when I added tomoatoes to have more broth to eat with crusty bread