The flavorful topping on this pizza -- briny littleneck clams with slab bacon, fresh parsley, onion, garlic, white wine, and cream -- is almost like a cooked-down New England clam chowder, concentrated and delicious. Red-pepper flakes add some flash.Clams give the creamy sauce a salty, fresh-from-the-sea essence. They're then used as a topping along with bacon and parsley.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2011


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr
Makes three 9-inch pizzas


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  • Cook bacon in a large pot over medium-low heat until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a plate using a slotted spoon. Add oil, garlic, and onion to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes.

  • Add wine and clams. Bring to a simmer. Cook, covered, until clams open, about 5 minutes. Transfer clams to a plate using a slotted spoon. Discard any unopened clams. Remove remaining clams from shells.

  • Strain cooking liquid through a fine sieve, and return to pot. Add cream, and cook over medium heat until thick and reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Add red-pepper flakes.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or heat grill to medium). Spoon 1/3 cup sauce over each grilled pizza crust. Top with reserved clams and bacon. Bake or grill, covered with lid, directly on grates, until sauce is bubbling, 5 to 7 minutes (time may vary slightly if grilling). Remove from oven or grill. Top with parsley, and drizzle with oil.


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