Steamed Clams
A simple dish that tastes like it was ordered in a restaurant on a pier!
Servings Prep Time
4People 1hour
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4People 1hour
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
  • 2lbs Littleneck clamsCherrystone clams are ok to substitute.
  • 1/2cup Chicken brothSubstitute Vegetable Broth if needed.
  • 5 garlic clovesMinced
  • 1/5cup Water
  • 1/4teaspoon BlackpepperFreshly ground if possible
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp Fresh parsleyMinced
  • 1/4 Yellow OnionMinced
Instructions
Preparation
  1. Rinse the clams carefully in a bowl in freshwater to remove any sand. Do not agitate the bowl.
Cooking
  1. Place a large pot (or pan) on the stove on medium heat. Add the olive oil, onion, garlic, and pepper. Once fragrant, begin to add the clams individually to the bottom of the pot – carefully – so they don’t break. Once all the clams are in the pot add the remaining ingredients (broth & parsley). Let cook for 20 minutes. Rotate the clams in the pot carefully at least once.
Serving
  1. This dish is done when all the clams have opened. Serve with garlic bread/toast.