World's Best Clams Recipe: Bulhão Pato Style

This Bulhão Pato clams recipe, crowned the world’s best seafood dish, is a highlight of our Private Custom Tours in Porto. Cooked with garlic, coriander and white wine, these tender Portuguese clams are best enjoyed in the summer, gazing at the Atlantic waters they come from. Expect a burst of fresh and savory flavors!

If your taste buds are already tingling with anticipation, let’s jump right into the recipe.

Clams recipe (Bulhão Pato style)


  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 10 sprigs of coriander
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 kg of clams
  • Salt to taste
  • 60 ml of white wine
  • 1 lemon

Bulhão Pato Clams recipe:

  • Put 4 crushed garlic cloves and 4 sprigs of coriander in a pot with olive oil and let it sauté over medium heat.
  • Introduce the star ingredient: the clams. Season with salt, and pour in the wine. Cook for about 10 minutes until the clams open.
  • Add the remaining chopped garlic cloves and coriander, and drizzle with lemon juice.
  • Serve with toasted bread.

Drooling already with this clams recipe? We definitely are!

Try it out, take a photo, and share your experience with us on Instagram @portofoodtours. If this dish has sparked your curiosity and you’re planning a trip to Porto, book a Private Custom Tour with us. Indulge in this classic Portuguese dish and explore other delicious Portuguese meals as well!

With love from
The Taste Porto Foodie Team

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