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You only need 10 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this easy recipe for steamed mussels & clams with white wine & garlic from Boston-based "Top Chef" Michael Schlow of restaurants Via Matta, Radius and Tico.

This yummy seafood dish (Vongole e Cozze in Brodetto in Italian) is one of the chef's favorite things to make with Rachael when they travel together to Tuscany.

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  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, smashed
  • Pinch each kosher salt and black pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
  • 6-8 ripe cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 10-12 manilla clams, or 15 to 18 cockle clams
  • 12-14 PEI mussels
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Grilled bread drizzled with olive oil, for dunking (optional)


Serves: 2


In a medium-large sauce pot, combine olive oil and garlic over high heat. Cook until garlic is light golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add salt, black pepper, and red pepper, then tomatoes and white wine. Saute for 15 to 30 seconds, then add clams and mussels and cover until their shells open, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in chopped parsley, then adjust seasoning to taste.

Transfer to a large bowl to serve with grilled bread, if using.