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What is your recipe for steamed clams?

Asked by Supergirl (1671 points ) July 9th, 2009

My husband loves ordering steamed clams when we go out for dinner, and I would like to try them at home. Any tips/recipes?

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marinelife's avatar

Make sure to get the sand out. It wrecks them. Soak in salted water (kosher salt or seawater). Some people add a little corn meal to the water.

Make sure to remove any clams that don’t close when you tap them (dead).

Don’t overcook. That makes then rubbery.

Really any recipe will do. Here’s one:

3 tablespoons butter
1 small white onion, coarsely chopped
6 parsley stems
3 cloves garlic, lightly chopped
1 bottle dry white wine
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Melted unsalted butter*
Thick slices of French Bread

In a steamer pot or a large kettle, melt butter; saute onion and garlic until soft. Add white wine and pepper flakes and bring to a slow boil. Add clams and cover pot with a tight-fitting lid and steam over low heat just until clams open, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Use tongs or a slotted spoon to transfer the clams to large individual soup bowls with individual cups of melted butter. Pour broth through a cheesecloth-lined strainer to remove any sand. The broth can either be used as a dunking liquid for the French bread .

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

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sandystrachan's avatar

Krusty burgers finest , oh did you say steamed clams . Thought you ment steamed yams was his family recipe .

Darwin's avatar

I don’t know how to cook them at home. I always go out to a restaurant to have clams.

CMaz's avatar

Olive oil, garlic. In a pan or pot. let garlic cook for a few. Add clam juice and clams.
A little parsley. Salt and pepper as desired. Clams open it is ready.
Mix with pasta. Top with parmesan cheese.

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