This is a mainstay for Sunday dinners in our house. We both love seafood with spice and of course garlic. Alas, lemon + garlic = an unsightly blue garlic chip. So I search the Hollywood Farmers' Market for inspiration and found it at an herb stand, lemon verbena and lemon grass. You can make this as spicy as you wish. If you only like a bit of heat leave out the Thai Chiles and only use the chorizo.
You can serve over pasta in which case I'd swirl two tablespoons of butter into the final product. We tend to grill bread and dunk until all the wonderful juice is gone. —Judy at My Well Seasoned Life
A large pot
Clams of your choice rinsed of sand
Large sprigs of lemon verbena
Stalks lemon grass sliced into half inch pieces
Cloves garlic peeled and sliced
Inch piece of chorizo diced
Thai Chiles sliced in half.
Bottle of white wine, I use Sauvignon Blanc
In This Recipe
Place all ingredients in large pot except for the clams cover and bring to a boil. I like to do this to infuse a bit more flavor into the broth because the cooking time is so short.
Add well washed clams and cook covered over medium to medium high heat for 5-10 minutes until clams open.