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Clams and Chourico

Posted in : Seafood on by : Daphne


24 small clams in shell, scrubbed1/4 cup cornmeal1/4 cup olive oil3 cloves garlic, minced8 oz chourico sausage, diced1 medium red onion, sliced1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)1 (12 fluid oz) can or bottle dark beer1 (8 oz) bottle clam juice1 (28 oz) can crushed roma tomatoes3 tbs chopped fresh oregano1 pinch salt and pepper to taste


Place clams in a large pot with enough water to cover. Stir in cornmeal. Let stand for about 20 minutes. Rinse clams thoroughly before cooking.
Heat the olive oil and garlic in a large pot over medium heat. When the garlic is fragrant, add the chourico, onion, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, then pour in about 3/4 of the beer. Let simmer for a few more minutes, then add the clam juice, tomatoes, and rinsed clams.
Cover, and simmer until all clams have opened. Season with oregano, salt and pepper before serving. Drink or discard remaining beer.