One Skillet Portuguese Pork and Clams at Lark with Windows Phone

This one-skillet Portuguese-style pork and clams dish is so easy to prepare, you’ll be surprised at how quickly it comes together. It’s a great entertaining dish, served with warm bread to sop up the juices. Guests will think you slaved, but really you just tossed it together in a matter of minutes.

Last weekend I headed out to Seattle for BlogHer Food ’12, as well as a few parties, a dinner at Lake Chelan, and as many minutes as I could squeeze in visiting my friends, Niki and Jeremy, who moved to Seattle from Minneapolis a year and a half ago, leaving me with one less family to socialize with here in my home state.

My first night in Seattle, after the rain (yes, real rain, not the typical Seattle mist) had stopped and the sun had actually peaked out from behind the clouds, included a stop at a Cooking with Windows Phone event at Lark on Capitol Hill with Chef John Sundstrom, a James Beard award winner for “Best Chef Northwest.”

Jeanette from Jeanette’s Healthy Living and Emily Ho from The Kitchn and Sustainable Foodworks get Yakima Valley asparagus ready to roast with Parmesan cheese and balsamic.

For the event we all participated in making dinner with the help of several recipe apps via Windows Phone. The Portuguese Pork and Clams comes from the Allrecipes app, which makes finding new recipes and ideas a breeze. With 40,000 recipes to search through, there’s something for everyone, and Windows Phone makes it easy to pin the one you’re making to the start screen for easy access when shopping or cooking.

Epicurious also has a Windows app, letting you browse through their 30,000 recipes as well, and let’s not forget Betty Crocker’s app, both of which employ search features, pinning, and creating shopping lists. Then there’s Cocktail Flow, so when you feel your inner bartender coming out, you’ll have drink ideas along with pictures and the ability to search based on the ingredients you have on hand, which happens to be Ole’s favorite feature. You can grab the French 75 cocktail recipe we enjoyed from my Facebook page.

1 cup white wine
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 bay leaves
1 pound boneless pork loin, cubed into 1″ pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, sliced
1 pound cooked and diced potatoes
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
18 clams
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

In a large glass bowl, mix together the wine, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, cumin, and bay leaves. Add the pork and toss to coat with the herbs and wine. Cover the bowl and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until softened and translucent, about 7 minutes. Reserving the marinade, add the pork to the skillet. Brown the pork stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Add the potato cubes, reserved marinade, cannellini beans, cayenne pepper, and clams. Continue to cook until the clams open, about 7 minutes. Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.
Copyright © Food for My Family.

Windows Phone provided phones and covered expenses in order to attend the event. All reviews and thoughts are mine, as well as photos, and the recipe is adapted (barely) from Allrecipes.


  1. That top photo is gorgeous, and it looks so delicious! Sounds like a good time in Seattle!

  2. Fun event, cool phone, delicious food! What more could you ask for!

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous! I’d love a plate of this for supper!

  4. Looks like you have a great time Shaina!

  5. Sounds like such a fun event! I am drooling over that Portuguese Pork & Clams! Woah Mamma!

  6. Loved seeing you in Seattle!

  7. Can I admit that I have never had clams? (ducking) But, that event does seem amazing and based on the picture, that dish is gorgeous. πŸ™‚

  8. It looks like you had a great time in Seattle! This looks like a beautiful and flavorful dish.

  9. Come back to us, we miss you! And we’ll make good use of that Cocktail Flow.

  10. Clams are a summer staple for me – I usually do mine with a little fresh sausage, but would never say no to a pork loin either!

  11. So great to catch up with you in Seattle, Shaina!!

  12. I love what you guys are usually up too. This kind of clever work and reporting! Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve you guys to blogroll.

  13. So glad you had a nice time at BlogHer! And that dish looks amazing!

  14. Cooking with Windows Phone: Great idea, but I prefer my grandmother’s cookbook….

  15. I love that first shot! The light is beautiful.

  16. Welcome home, Shaina! This calls for wine? I’m in.

  17. Really lovely dish, Shaina and that first shot is gorgeous! I didn’t realize there were so many cooking related apps!

  18. Shaina, what a gorgeous dish! I wish I could have been there with everyone. πŸ™

  19. This is so pretty! We love clams. Love this new way to cook them

  20. What a beautiful dish…and I love how easy it is!

  21. Shaina, it was so nice meeting you in person! What a fun event this was and fun learning about the Windows Phone.

  22. That dish looks scrumptious! Incredible light in that top shot too btw.

  23. Love that opening shot. I agree, Russell great lighting! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  24. oh I just love pork and clams, there was a Portuguese Restaurant my husband and I would go to for YEARS…and that is what we’d order. I’m definitely going to have to make this now πŸ™‚

  25. Ooh I’ve never had pork with clams, that sounds amazing! I can’t believe how easy it is.

  26. I have never had anything like that – it looks incredible!

  27. I have been drooling over this all week! My kind of one pot dish {big, happy, goofy grin}

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