Recipes

Portuguese Style Pork & Clams

Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 20 minutes

Serves 6 people

Recipe by Adrian Richardson.

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Ingredients

  • 500g pork fillet, sliced

Marinade

  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper paste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt & pepper
  • 3 tablespoons duck fat
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 2 potatoes, boiled with skin on
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons Kalamata olives
  • 3 tablespoons pitted Sicilian olives
  • 3 tomatoes, skin removed or ½ tin crushed tomatoes
  • 1kg clams
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons port
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • Spring onions, finely chopped
  • Lemon juice to serve

Method

  1. 1.
    Slice the pork into slices and coat in red pepper paste, garlic, smoked paprika and salt and pepper. If you have the time marinate for a few hours, or overnight
  2. 2.
    Pour the duck fat into a hot pan over medium-high heat, and fry potatoes, onions, garlic, bay leaves and chilli. Add the pork and seal on all sides
  3. 3.
    Add the olives, tomatoes, clams, sherry vinegar, white wine and port and cook with the lid on for 5 minutes. Add chopped parsley and spring onions and stir through. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.