Steamed clams are one of the best appetizers! Personally, I eat them as a meal because they are so delicious with a side of rustic bread! I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and Puget Sound clams are easy and fun to find, not to mention scrumptious. After picking up some wonderful fresh clams from a mobile seafood cart at my favorite local grocery store, The Moscow Food Co-op, I set out to make a meal of some delicious steamed clams.
Here is a wonderful recipe for Steamed Clams in Garlic, Butter and White Wine.
Fresh clams, as many as you’d like!
Dry White Wine, 1 cup
Butter, 3 tablespoons
Garlic, 6 cloves or to taste, crushed
Parsley, for garnish
Water, ½ cup
Rustic Bread, for toasting
Rinse clams in water. Melt butter in a large pot and add crushed garlic. When it begins to toast and get really fragrant, add the white wine. Wait for the mixture to boil then add clams and ½ cup of water. Cover and let steam for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently until all the clam shells open up. Discard any clams that didn’t open. Add chopped parsley and toast some crunchy bread to go alongside the steamed clams. Serve clams in their sauce, it’s delicious! Plus you can enjoy the rest of the white wine with dinner!
Steamed clams are great in every season, and make a tasty meal any day of the week. Enjoy!