Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Chorizo clams

For sure this is one of Wee Bears favorite dinners! The spicey chorizo is the perfect compliment to the succulent clam....yum!

I source my clams at Mutual Fish in Seattle, Washington. The store is about 10 minutes from my home. However, they will overnight ship and promise they will still be alive!

I have done these on my cook top and in my instant pot. If you would like to do yours in the instant pot, go to this link Instant Pot Chorizo clams.

I also like clams with bacon and a lemon thyme broth, that recipe for cook top is on this link Manilla clams with Bacon or made in the instant pot go to this link Instant Pot Manilla clams with Bacon.

Chorizo Clams
1/2 lb chorizo sausage
1 medium yellow onion diced
4 cloves garlic minced
1 c. clam juice
1 c. dry white wine
2 1/2 pounds little neck clams (I used Manilla)
3 T. unsalted butter
4 sprigs parsley or thyme
4-5 wedges of lemon 

Rinse the clams under cold water. Drain and make sure they are all closed before adding to the pan. Discard any that are open. 

In a large skillet or wok saute the chorizo with the onion until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic, clam juice, white wine and bring to a boil. Add the clams to the broth, cover the pan with the lid, simmer on med until the clams open.

Discard any unopened clams.

Add butter, lemon wedges and parsley or thyme. Serve with crusty bread and basmati rice and if you would like melted butter for dipping.

I have been posting less recently. For several reasons, all good! We are spending much more time vacationing in our motor coach. We are about to go on a 5 week adventure with our son and family going east. We can hardly wait to get going! Of course I will be using the Instant pot along the way!


Thursday, 31 May 2018

Instant Pot Brownies from a box

I made these delicious Instant Pot Ghirardelli Brownie bites recently for "Wee Bears" fraternity brothers along with the now famous Extreme Chocolate Chip Cookies.  The brothers come to our home annually for golf, fun and food. I flew to Seattle to be with my 97 year old Mom on Mother's day but, left them with these goodies! They gobbled up every single cookie and oowey gooey brownie.... growning with delight! 

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Instant Pot Salmon with dill

The warm weather is here in the southwest! I like to lighten my meals up with fish, clams and chicken on warm days. With Mother's Day around the corner, this would be perfect for your beautiful Mother!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

No guilt Instant Pot Chocolate Applesauce cake

I am a self professed chocoholic and pretty much....everyone that knows me......knows! So, when I came across a version of applesauce cake with chocolate, I was skeptical. 

Friday, 27 April 2018

Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken

I love to make this one dish kids had this at least once a week when growing up! Yes, you can buy in the store, but, nothing tastes and smells better than freshly roasted chicken.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Instant Pot Chicken Lentil Soup

If you are looking for a delicious soul warming soup, this is it! I made this a few weeks ago for the family, it was gone in minutes!