Littleneck Clams Steamed in Vinho Verde

- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup minced garlic
- 2 fresh long hot red chiles – stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced crosswise
- 64 littleneck clams, scrubbed (6 lbs.)
- 1 cup of Vinho Verde or other Portuguese white wine
- 1 cup minced cilantro
- 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
- Kosher salt and white pepper

1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil until simmering. Add the garlic and chiles and cook over high heat, stirring, until fragrant and the garlic is just starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the clams and wine. Cover and steam until the clams just open, about 8 minutes. Using tongs or slotted spoon, transfer the clams to a baking sheet; discard any that don’t open.
2. Boil the cooking liquid over high heat until reduced by half, about 7 minutes. Stir in the minced cilantro and lemon juice, add the clams and season lightly with salt and white pepper; toss well. Transfer to a deep platter and serve with lemon wedges.

Pair this with a DOMAINE DE LA PERRIÈRE SANCERRE 2017 and don't forget a baguette for the extra sauce! Bon appetit!


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