We totally splurged on fresh seafood last week, and will be getting all of the fun recipes up soon starting with these super fresh Steamed Clams! These are always a hit, and are my husband’s favorite of all seafood meals (the lobster was for me, although our copycat lobster risotto is a close second favorite seafood dish for him)!
The clams are perfectly steamed with water, white wine and chopped onions and then paired with drawn butter when served. Add a few fresh lemon wedges and some garlic bread to go with your heaping pile of clams to top off a super seafood night!
I mentioned that this seafood order was a splurge, and I do mean that. Since we live in the Midwest, fresh coastal seafood is hard to come by but we love it. So, when we do order seafood (thank you clam man for always sending delicious seafood!!) we make it a pretty good size order to offset the cost of overnight shipping…keep an eye out for the lobster and cod dishes coming soon (I’ll post them below).
Last Updated: May 11th, 2017
Super fresh and always delicious! Steamed clams straight out of the stock pot!
- 4 lbs steamer clams (fresh, scrubbed to remove sand)
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup white wine (dry)
- 1/2 small white onion (chopped)
In a large stock pot - add the water, wine, and onion and bring to a boil. Add the cleaned fresh steamer clams (littleneck clams work too). Cook at a low boil for 5-10 minutes, or until all of the clam shells have opened.
Remove any clams that have not opened and pry open using a knife, if they smell bad discard them. Serve immediately.