Clams Laguna


  • 2 cups white wine
  • 24 large clams, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 4 strips bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Tabasco sauce
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Nutritional Information
    • Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

      264 calories; 14 grams fat; 4 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 7 grams monounsaturated fat; 1 gram polyunsaturated fat; 8 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams dietary fiber; 2 grams sugars; 14 grams protein; 41 milligrams cholesterol; 916 milligrams sodium

    • Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.

6 servings


  1. Place the wine in a large kettle and bring to a boil. Add the clams, cover and steam, stirring occasionally, until the clams open, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the clams to a baking sheet and pull off and discard the top shell of each. Reserve 3/4 cup of the stewing liquid. The clam meat may be left whole or chopped and returned to the shells.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a skillet set over medium heat, fry the bacon until cooked through and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain fat from the skillet, add the olive oil and butter and heat until the butter is melted. Add the onion, garlic, tomato, Worcestershire, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the reserved steaming liquid, lime juice and a few dashes of Tabasco and cook 2 more minutes. Stir in the cilantro and spoon the mixture into the clam shells. Bake until the filling bubbles, 5 to 8 minutes.

About 40 minutes

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