Beyond the Sea
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All Clammed Up
Photo Courtesy of Marvin Gapultos
4 medium garlic cloves, minced (about 4 teaspoons)
1/4 pound fresh Mexican chorizo sausage
1/2 cup silver tequila
1 dried Chile de Arbol
2 pounds fresh Manila clams, scrubbed and cleaned
1 tablespoon lime juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Crusty bread, or tortilla chips, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving
Heat the oil in a large saute pan over moderately high heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until it just begins to brown, about 1 minute. Stir in the sausage, breaking it up with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook until the sausage is browned and heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a plate and set aside.
Pour the tequila into the pan, stirring to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Drop the chile pepper into the pan and continue to cook until the tequila is reduced by half, 1 to 3 minutes. Arrange the clams in a single layer on the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan and continue to cook until all of the clams have opened, 5 to 7 minutes total.
Using tongs, transfer the opened clams to a large shallow serving dish or bowl. Stir the lime juice into the pan and return the cooked sausage to the pan, simmer for 2 to 3 more minutes. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper as needed. Keep in mind that the sausage, as well as the liquor given up by the clams, are both salty, so not much additional salt may be needed.
Spoon the sauce over the clams and sprinkle with the chopped cilantro. Serve with lime wedges on the side, and with crusty bread or tortilla chips for dipping into the sauce.
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1 oz (30 ml) Coconut Rum
6 oz (180 ml) Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz (15 ml) Lime Juice
Top off with Pineapple Juice
Splash Blue curaçao
Garnish with Lime Wheels
1. Build a glass using ice and lime slices.
2. Pour in spiced rum, coconut rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and blue curaçao.
3. Garnish with a lime slice.
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