Clams Recipe With Chorizo And Beer

Drunken clams with chorizo

  • serves 2
  • Easy

This recipe for drunken clams with chroizo is low calorie and ready in just 20 minutes but packs in flavour – perfect for a midweek meal. Serve with crusty bread, more beer, and eat straight from the pan, if you like



  • olive oil
  • chorizo 100g piece, diced
  • shallot 1 large, finely diced
  • tomato purée 1 tbsp
  • larger or pilsner 200ml
  • ground white pepper
  • clams 1kg, cleaned
  • flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, chopped
  • crusty bread to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat a little oil in a pan with a lid, and fry the chorizo until golden and crisp. Add the shallot and tomato purée and cook for another 2 minutes until soft. Add the beer, a little salt and lots of white pepper, and bring to a simmer.

  • Step 2

    Add the clams, and toss in the beer. Put on the lid, and cook for 3-5 minutes until the clams have opened. Discard any that don’t open. Stir in the parsley, and serve with crusty bread.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 446
  • Fat 21.8g
  • Saturates 6.7g
  • Carbs 9.2g
  • Sugars 2.1g
  • Fibre 2.3g
  • Protein 45.3g
  • Salt 5.5g