how to steam clams?

what to ad to steam clams

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    try this Portuguese steamed clams

    5 pounds clams in shell, scrubbed

    1 1/2 pounds chorizo, sliced into chunks

    1 large onion, cut into thin wedges

    1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

    2 cups white wine

    1/4 cup olive oil



    Wash clams well in a sink of cold water. Discard any clams that are already opened.

    In a large stock pot with a tight fitting lid, place the cleaned clams. Add the sausage, onion, tomatoes and wine. Cover and set over high heat. Steam until all the clams open up. Be sure to shake the pan often to insure even heat.

    Drizzle olive oil over the cooked clams. Evenly divide all the ingredients into warm soup plates. Divide the broth into side cups for dipping.

  • 1 decade ago

    Clams for steaming should be bought in the shell and always be alive.

    Wash clams thoroughly, scrubbing with a brush, changing the water several times.

    Put into a large kettle, allowing one-half cup hot water ( or good hite wine) to four quarts clams; cover closely, and steam until shells partially open, taking care that they are not overcooked.

    Serve with individual cups of hot clam broth and dishes of melted butter for dipping.

    Some prefer a few drops of lemon juice and sea salt added to the butter.

  • Clams Italiano


    1/2 cup butter

    5 cloves garlic, minced

    2 cups dry white wine

    1 tablespoon dried oregano

    1 tablespoon dried parsley

    1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

    36 small clams in shell, scrubbed



    Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic in butter briefly. Stir in wine, and season with oregano, parsley, and red pepper flakes.

    Place clams in the wine mixture. Cover, and steam until all the clams have opened: discard any that do not open. Serve in soup bowls, and ladle broth generously over them.

    Prep Time:15 Minutes

    Cook Time:15 Minutes

    Ready In:30 Minutes


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