Clams with Pancetta & Mustard Greens
*Can be served as is, or over pasta if desired.
6 ounces slab bacon or pancetta, sliced 1/2 inch thick and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 jar Liguria Sauce
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed and rinsed
4 cups packed baby mustard greens or watercress
In a large saucepan, cook the bacon over moderately low heat until lightly browned and crisp, about 15 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a plate and pour off the fat.
Add the olive oil to the pan along with the garlic and shallot and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the Liguria Sauce and cook until warmed through.
Add the wine and simmer for 3 minutes, then add the clams. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the clams open, about 12 minutes. Uncover, stir in the mustard greens and cook just until wilted. Gently stir in the bacon.
Ladle the ragout into 4 shallow bowls and drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over each serving.