Recipe by Mary Close
This is a delicious recipe from a July, 1996 Bon Appetit magazine. Serve with a loaf of bread to dip in the incredible broth. Enjoy.
Top Review by Lori Jean 45
This is my favorite steamer recipe and I had lost it several years ago. Have been searching the internet for it and finally found it- thank you Mary! Made these all the time at my beach house to rave reviews.
- 4 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
- 1⁄4 cup cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups dry white wine
- 2 red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
- 1⁄4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons lemon peel, grated
- 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- Place clams in a large bowl. Add enough cold water to cover. Sprinkle with cornmeal and salt. Let stand 1 hour. Drain clams and rinse well.
- Combine wine, bell peppers, butter, oil, garlic and lemon peel in a large pot.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and cook 2 minutes.
- Increase heat to high and add all clams and chopped cilantro. Cover pot and cook until clams open, about 8 minutes. Discard any clams that do not open. Ladle clams and broth into bowls and serve.