Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato, or Clams in the style of Bulhão Pato, are a popular dish in Lisbon, and you can also easily make them at home. Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato are clams cooked in white wine and garilc.
The dish was named after the poet Raimundo António de Bulhão Pato.
Where to eat Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato in Lisbon
Cervejaria O Ramiro
Avenida Almirante Reis 1
GPS: 38.72032272126813, -9.135748302241709
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, noon – midnight
Two blocks south of the Intendente metro station (green line).
Marisqueira do Lis
Avenida Almirante Reis 27B
GPS: 38.722559448183105, -9.135543889253528
T: 351 218 850 739
Hours: noon – 1 am
Located just outside of the Intendente metro station (green line).
Solar 31 da Calçada
Calçada Garcia 31
GPS: 38.71553009169587, -9.138006545076882
Hours: Monday – Saturday noon – 11 pm. Closed Sundays.
T: 351 925 491 807
Located in the Baixa neighborhood just north of the Igreja (Church) of São Domingos.
How to make Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato at home
This recipe comes from Neuza I translated the recipe found on her website, Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato | SaborIntenso.com Her website is a great resource for Portuguese recipes.
- 1kg of clams
- 1deciliter (3.5 fluid oz,) of oil
- 2 sliced cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of white wine
- 1 sprig of chopped cilantro
- 1 lemon
- Sal (to your liking)
- Pepper (to your liking)
1. Let the clams soak in warm water with salt for three hours in order to lose their sand.
After three hours, wash and scrub the clams well.
2. In a large pot, add the oil and garlic and heat.
Add the cilantro, the white wine, and once they boil, add the clams.
Season with a little salt and pepper.
Cover and cook on medium heat until the clams open.
When the clams start to open, turn up the heat until the sauce begins to clarify.
3. As the clams open, move them to a plate.
Let the sauce cook for two more minutes.
Pour the sauce over the clams.
Season with lemon juice.
Finally, garnish the plate with lemon slices.
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