Steamed Clams

My family loves thisĀ ‘New England Style’ steamed clams recipe, and I’ll bet you will, too!

Steamed Clams
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A simple dish that tastes like it was ordered in a restaurant on a pier!
Servings Prep Time
4 People 1 hour
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 1 hour
Cook Time
20 minutes
Steamed Clams
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Print Recipe
A simple dish that tastes like it was ordered in a restaurant on a pier!
Servings Prep Time
4 People 1 hour
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 1 hour
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Littleneck clams Cherrystone clams are ok to substitute.
  • 1/2 cup Chicken broth Substitute Vegetable Broth if needed.
  • 5 garlic cloves Minced
  • 1/5 cup Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Blackpepper Freshly ground if possible
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Fresh parsley Minced
  • 1/4 Yellow Onion Minced
Servings: People
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.
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