Typical Portuguese Food: Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato
This recipe is an example of typical Portuguese food. We find this dish almost everywhere in Portugal. It is extremely simple, yet with a delicious result. You will see in the ingredients that the recipe contains a lot of oil. This is not a mistake; the olive oil is indeed the main element of the sauce.
- 2-3 lbs clams
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 4 or 5 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1/3 cup white wine
- 1 small bunch coriander, chopped
- 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper
- Place the clams in some salt in the water for 3 hours to remove any remaining sand.
- After 3 hours, rinse the clams.
- In a large pan, warm the olive oil and add the garlic.
- Add the coriander, the white wine and bring to a boil. Then, add the clams.
- Season with some salt and pepper and mix.
- Cover and cook over medium heat until the clams open.
- When the clams begin to open, to increase the heat to reduce the sauce.
- When all the clams are opened, transfer to a serving dish and let the sauce boil for 2 more minutes.
- Pour the sauce over the clams.
- Season with the lemon juice and serve with lemon wedges.