Clam Pan Roast with Sausage and Fennel
Many of the seafood stews of the world -- bouillabaisse, cioppino, and caldeirada de peixe (from Portugal), among others -- share a common ingredient: fennel, which lends an anise-like taste. Essentially a creamy stew, the shellfish pan roast is most famously made with oysters, but clams are also traditional and often appear in combination with sausage; we include two types, sweet Italian and kielbasa. Pernod and tarragon add more anise flavor. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Vegetables" (Clarkson Potter).