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Clams a la Marinera Recipe - Almejas a la Marinera - aka a la Pescadora


Clams a la Pescadora - Almejas a la Pescadora - Almejas a la Marinera

Clams a la Pescadora or Clams a la Marinera

Lisa Sierra (c) 2007 Licensed to About.com Inc.
Clams a la Marinera or "a la Pescadora" is a delicious and easy "tapa" recipe. This is a simple dish made with fresh clams, cooking in a white wine, onions and garlic sauce. Serve it with a fresh baguette to soak up the sauce. It's a great appetizer for anytime, especially in winter.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings


  • 2 lbs. medium clams (cleaned)
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 8 oz. white wine
  • 4 -8 oz Spanish olive oil
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • pinch each of black pepper, nutmeg,
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bay leaf


Rinse clams under cold water and remove any debris. Put in a large pot and set aside. Chop onion and slice garlic.

In a large frying pan, pour a few Tbsp of olive oil. When it is hot, add in chopped onion and sauté until they turn golden. Add 2 tbsp of flour, the pepper, nutmeg and a clove of garlic. Once everything has turned a golden color, add a 1/2 cup of water and the white wine. Add 3 slices of lemon. Cook for 2-3 minutes more.

Pour the onion mixture into the large pot with the clams. Cook on low until the sauce thickens, stirring often. When cooked, using a ladle and scoop clams with sauce into bowls and serve very hot. Serve with a baguette, to soak up the delicious sauce.

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