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Bacon and Beer Steamed Clams
Bacon and Beer Steamed Clams


1-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 fresh onion, peeled and finely diced
1-1/2 teaspoons Tampico’s bacon salt
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely minced 
3 pounds Manila Clams
1 cup dark beer (preferably a porter or Ale)


Serves 3


Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and 1-1/2 teaspoons of Tampico’s bacon salt. Cook until the onion caramelizes. Add the garlic and thyme and sauté 3 minutes. Add the clams and beer. Increase heat to high; cover the pot. Allow to steam for 6 to 7 minutes or until the clams have opened. Serve in bowls, with fresh bread for mopping up the broth.

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