Clams and Sausage

1/4 cup Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp garlic, minced
8 oz andouille sausage, cubed
1 medium red onion, quartered and sliced
Pinch of crushed chilies
1½ cups (12-oz) dark beer
(1) 8-oz bottle clam juice
(1) 28-oz can crushed Roma tomatoes
36 small clams in shell, scrubbed
3 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
1 lb linguini, cooked according to package instructions

Heat the olive oil and garlic in a large pot over medium heat. When garlic is fragrant, add the sausage, onion, and chilies. Cook for 5 minutes, then add beer. Let simmer for a few more minutes. Add clam juice, tomatoes, and clams. Cover, and simmer until all clams have opened, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in oregano and season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve with freshly cooked pasta.

Makes 6 servings

Allergy Warning: Contains ShellfishContains Wheat

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