Easy Pacific Northwest Steamers

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Rev. Roy

This is a quick and easy recipe for preparing a great-tasting batch of steamers. Other herbs can be added to taste. Also, while I haven't tried it yet, next time I will substitute the sherry/water with 1 cup of beer. Do whatever sounds best to you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and drain clams; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in large heavy pot over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic, dill, and thyme and heat until garlic is just starting to brown (about 2 min).
  4. Add sherry and water and heat until steaming (about 1 min).
  5. Add clams, cover pot and cook 5 minutes.
  6. Add butter and stir gently until well blended with juices.
  7. Ladle out clams into a large serving bowl.
  8. Remove any clams that did not open all the way.
  9. Pour remaining juices over clams.
  10. Serve hot with fresh bread on the side.
  11. I served this with a lighter beer and fruity white wine in keeping with flavors of the Pacific Northwest.
  12. Don't forget another bowl to throw the shells in!

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