Garlicky Steamed Clams

These Garlicky Steamed Clams make a quick and easy appetizer that feels elegant. In this recipe, fresh clams are steamed in a simple white wine broth scented with garlic, lemon, and parsley. If you don’t have a fresh lemon, substitute 2–3 generous tablespoons bottled lemon juice instead. Vegetable broth may be substituted for the chicken broth, if desired.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp. dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 medium lemons
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 dozen small fresh clams, scrubbed

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Add wine and stir 1 minute; then add broth, juice from 1 lemon, parsley, and pepper.
  • Add clams to the pan and stir well to coat. Cover the pan and steam until clams open, roughly 7–10 minutes.
  • Uncover pan and discard any unopened clams. Serve immediately with remaining broth and wedges of the remaining lemon.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp. dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 medium lemons
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 dozen small fresh clams, scrubbed

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Add wine and stir 1 minute; then add broth, juice from 1 lemon, parsley, and pepper.
  • Add clams to the pan and stir well to coat. Cover the pan and steam until clams open, roughly 7–10 minutes.
  • Uncover pan and discard any unopened clams. Serve immediately with remaining broth and wedges of the remaining lemon.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories100
Total Fat2g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium560mg
Total Carbohydrate9g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars2g
Protein9g