Recipes: Spicy clams, peach pie, bean casserole, gelatin salad

  • Updated: February 26, 2014 - 1:32 PM

Spicy Clams √

Serves 8.

Note: Inspired by a recipe from Tommaso Terracciano, owner of Pasquales Rigoletto in New York City, from the film, “American Hustle.”

4 1/2 lb. small hard-shelled clams such as littlenecks

1 c. dry white wine, such as pinot grigio

3 tbsp. olive oil, plus more for drizzling

1 small sweet onion or 2 shallots, finely chopped

• 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped

• 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper

1 (28- oz.) can San Marzano Italian chopped tomatoes in juice, or 3 1/2 c. fresh plum tomatoes skinned and chopped

• 1 tsp. dried oregano

• 1 tsp. orange zest

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1/4 c. flat finely chopped flat leaf parsley

• Parsley sprigs for garnish

About 1 tsp. lemon juice, or more if needed


Rinse clams in several changes of cold water. Scrub with a stiff brush. Discard any that are open.

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