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Almejas Pequenas

Pair with: Manzanilla


Cooking time: 30 min

The tag line at Mateo is "Spanish Heart/Southern Soul". This dish, typically made with pine nuts, uses a southern ingredient like boiled peanuts in it's place. It works perfectly with Manzanilla Pasada from Sanlúcar. More specifically though, because of the extended time in solera and slight oxidation, this wine works because the boiled peanuts (which are boiled with ham) bring out the subtle nuttiness of the Sherry.



Almejas Pequenas

Sweet the garlic, shallot, ham and olive oil in a pan then add the boiled peanuts, clams, Sherry and guajillo.

Cover and cook until clams open.

Finish with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, parsley and salt as needed.


Author , North Carolina United States of America


Serving and consuming

Manzanilla with food

Manzanilla combines perfectly with fish and seafood, as well as with salted fish and cured meats.

Thanks to its low acidity, it is, together with Fino, the perfect choice to accompany salads, cold soups and dressings. 

  • Always serve very chilled

    Use an ice bucket with both ice and water to serve chilled between 6 & 8º C.

  • The wine of the sea

    Perfect with fish, seafood and all styles of food from the sea.

  • Style of Glass

    In traditional wide rimmed catavinos or in a white wine glass.

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