Clams With Red Bell Pepper & Garlic

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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.
  2. Combine wine, bell peppers, butter, oil, garlic and lemon peel in a large pot.
  3. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and cook 2 minutes.
  4. 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.

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