Skip to product information
1 of 3

Portuguese Pantry

Carne de Porco à Alentejana (Portuguese Pork & Clams)

Carne de Porco à Alentejana (Portuguese Pork & Clams)

Regular price $6.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $6.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

This seasoning mix has been tested and specifically created for this recipe. Marinate the pork and use the reserved maridate to steam the clams. Few dishes sum up the flavors of Portugal quite as well as Carne de Porco à Alentejana (Portuguese Pork with Clams)

Carne de Porco à Alentejana is one of the most traditional and popular dishes of Portuguese cuisine made from tender cubes of pork, potatoes and littleneck clams simmered in white wine sauce. It can be topped with black olives, fresh cilantro and jardineira, which is a medley of pickled carrots, red peppers and cauliflower.

Carne Porco à Alentejana Directions

MARINATE THE PORK
Add seasoning mix with 2 cups of water, stir and mix till well blended. Add pork and cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 12-24 hours.

SOAK THE CLAMS
When ready to cook, place the clams in a bowl of cold salted water for 1-2 hours before you start cooking. Rinse and drain the clams thoroughly.

START THE PORK
Uncover the pork and drain it using a slotted spoon, shaking off excess marinade. Important: make sure to reserve the marinade liquid! Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large pan. Add the pork, cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. It’s fine if you get some liquid develop with pork. Most of the liquid will evaporate within the 10 minutes.

DEGLAZE THE PAN
Add reserved marinated liquid to pan with the pork. Stir until you've released all those tasty, bits from the pan.

COOK THE PORK
Reduce heat to a simmer and cover it with a lid. Cook the pork slow and on low heat for 40 minutes.

COOK THE POTATOES
While pork cooks to get tender, cook the potatoes. Deep fry, pan fry, air fry, or bake the potatoes at 375 F. When potatoes are cooked add a little salt and pepper over cooked potatoes while they cool, set aside.

STEAM THE CLAMS
Once the pork is done, raise heat to medium high. Add clams to the pot. Cover the pot and steam the clams for 5-10 minutes or until their shells open.

ASSEMBLE THE DISH
Transfer opened clams to a large casserole dish or individual plates. Layer the pork on top of the clams and add the potatoes on top chopped. Garnish with cilantro, giardiniera, and a few black olives then serve!

 

  • 🚚 Free Shipping On orders over $50

Ingredients

Paprika, dried onion, white wine powder, salt, minced garlic, vinegar powder, garlic powder, onion powder, white pepper, smoked paprika, safflower, bay leaf powder, cilantro

View full details