Antonio’s Spicy Clams Recipe

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 sweet onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 green bell peppers, sliced into1/2-inch-wide strips
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced into1/2-inch-wide strips
  • 6 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes or 2 medium fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 36 littleneck clams (about 6 pounds), scrubbed clean
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste

Heat olive oil in large pot over medium-high heat.

Add onions, peppers, garlic, and bay leaves and sauté until onions are golden, about 10 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes and wine.

Bring mixture to boil, simmer 3 minutes, and add clams. Cover and cook until clams open, stirring and shaking the pan occasionally, about 8 minutes.

Stir in hot pepper sauce and serve.

Serves 4 (or 8 as an appetizer).

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