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A lovely bowl of clams in port wine topped with tomatoes and spinach over rice.

Sao Tome Clams in Port Wine (Matata)

A super quick and easy recipe you will make again and again.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Sao Tome and Principe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 496kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 1 cup onions finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups clams in their juice
  • 1 cup Port wine
  • 1 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes diced into small pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups fresh spinach chopped


  • Heat olive oil in a 4-quart sauce pan. Add onions and saute until soft.
  • Add clams and port wine, bring to quick boil, then lower heat to a simmer.
  • Add peanuts, tomatoes, salt and pepper and crushed red pepper and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  • Add spinach and cover just until leaves have wilted.
  • Serve over steamed white rice.


Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3795IU | Vitamin C: 19.8mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2.9mg