Buttered and Steamed Clams Recipe



Buttered and Steamed Clams Recipe

What could be better than a bowl of hot buttered and steamed clams? Nothing! Just be sure you have enough beer or wine to accompany this feast. Also good for a low carb diet!Note: You can change the number of people served by placing your cursor over "Servings". The Ingredients will adjust to the new number of servings.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 2 pounds Manila or Cherrystone clams
  • Salt
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon cut in half
  • 1 stick of butter 1/4 pound
  • Small bunch curly parsley
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  • Prepare the sauce. Pour wine into a saucepan and cook over medium heat. Add butter, garlic and parsley. Squeeze lemon juice into sauce and bring to a boil; let simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Add black pepper to taste.
  • Wash the clams well and place them in a large, deep skillet on high heat. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Pour the sauce over the clams, cover, raise heat and steam for about 8 minutes or until all the clams have opened. Do not over-cook! Discard those that don't open.

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