Steamed Garlic Clams

25 minutes


5 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, divided
1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
1 cup white wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 dozen little neck clams, rinsed and scrubbed
1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
Wedges from 1 lemon for garnish, if desired


  • Step 1

    2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant (about 30 seconds).

  • Step 2

    Add wine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.

  • Step 3

    Add clams and remaining butter. Cover and steam until clams have opened (about 7-8 minutes). Occasionally shake skillet while steaming.

  • Step 4

    Discard any clams that do not open. Sprinkle evenly with parsley and garnish with lemon wedges, if desired. Serve with a french baguette or on their own!