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All RecipesSeafood

Jamie Purviance

New Haven–Style White Clam and Garlic Pizzas

  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    30 mins

  • Rising Time

    1 to 1:30 h

  • Grilling Time

    4 to 9 mins

Serves 4
Prep Time
30 mins
Rising Time
1 to 1:30 h
Grilling Time
4 to 9 mins

the Ingredients

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  • ¾ cup warm water (105° to 115°F)
  • 1 (¼-ounce) envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ teaspoons)
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cans (each 6½ ounces) chopped clams
  • 1 tablespoon clam juice (from the chopped clams)
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ⅔ cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano® cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • 01 In a medium bowl combine the water, yeast, and sugar. Stir briefly and set aside until the yeast begins to bubble and swell, about 5 minutes. Add 2½ cups flour, 3 tablespoons oil, and the salt. Stir until the dough holds together and then turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough until it is smooth, adding more flour as needed, 4 to 6 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball, put it in a lightly oiled bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover the bowl with plastic and let stand in a warm place until the dough doubles in volume, 1 to 1½ hours.
  • 02 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).
  • 03 Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide the dough into four equal pieces. Roll or press each piece into an approximate circle, ¼ inch thick (don’t worry if it’s not exact; irregular shapes are fine). Oil four 12-inch squares of wax paper or parchment paper and place one dough round on each.
  • 04 Drain the clams and reserve 1 tablespoon of the clam juice. In a small bowl whisk the clam juice with ¼ cup oil and the garlic. In another bowl combine the parsley, cheese, oregano, and lemon zest. Put the drained clams in a third bowl.
  • 05 Brush the cooking grates clean. Place the dough on the cooking grate with the paper side facing up. Grill over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the dough is well marked and firm on the underside, 2 to 4 minutes, rotating as needed for even cooking (don’t worry if the dough bubbles). Remove and discard the paper.
  • 06 Turn the dough over and brush the tops with the oil mixture (use all of it), distributing the minced garlic evenly over the dough. Working quickly, add the clams and then top with the parsley mixture. Close the lid and continue to cook until the cheese is melted and the crusts are crisp, 2 to 5 minutes more. Remove the pizzas from the grill and season with salt and pepper. Cut into wedges and serve right away.

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