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pizzaziggy 02-04-2009 09:49 AM

Clam Pizza
I finally got around to making one of the famous New Haven, Ct. clam pies.
Just delicious !
I shucked about 25 small littleneck clams (for 2 pies) and chopped them up a bit
Spread the clams around the pie, drizzle some of the clam juices, some chopped garlic, some oregano, a drizzle of oil, and 60 seconds later...heaven !

For my finale' desert pizza...mandolin slices of ripe peaches and pears, in the oven and a slight drizzle of vanilla syrup.

james 02-04-2009 11:59 AM

Re: Clam Pizza
I love seafood pizza! You can also sprinkle a little chopped arugula on top.

sslandry 02-04-2009 01:42 PM

Re: Clam Pizza
Aren't you supposed to also add some parmesan cheese to a white clam pizza?

pizzaziggy 02-04-2009 02:14 PM

Re: Clam Pizza
I knew I forgot something when I was posting earlier...

Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of coarse grated Pecorino cheese on top...

sslandry 02-04-2009 03:38 PM

Re: Clam Pizza
Since reading your post I have been doing some research on the New Haven White Clam Pizza or Apizza as the locals call it. I am really excited to try it out for a small group this Friday. Some recipes call for the Picorino cheese and others list parmesan. Maybe I will try both. I bet it would also be good with some anchovies as well. I called my grocery store and they do carry fresh short neck clams! Thanks for the great idea!

gjbingham 02-04-2009 07:48 PM

Re: Clam Pizza
Euwww, sounds horrible right now. I love clams too. I'm coming back and reading this post before dinner tomorrow.

Xabia Jim 02-04-2009 10:19 PM

Re: Clam Pizza
I heard the #1 ingredient on Pizza in Japan was calamari...but I have yet to try it that way!

LauderdaleLegend 02-07-2009 04:35 PM

Re: Clam Pizza
Being raised near New Haven and now living in California, I've been making White Clam Pizza at home for years. Drained Gortons minced clams are a good quick substitute for chopped fresh clams should you be unable to secure them. I saw that James likes a little Arugula on top but may I suggest somne thinly sliced fresh tomatoes. Put the parmesan or pecorino over top of the tomatoes. As an fyi, I use a blend of Parmesan and Asiago.


texassourdough 02-12-2009 06:42 PM

Re: Clam Pizza
I haven't tried it with clams but I use a white sauce made from finely chopped sauteed onions and garlic (sauteed in butter) and finished with cream and thyme that should be seriously good with clams. And yes I would put a hard grated cheese on it (parme, asiago,etc.)

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