Prep 2 mins
Cook 6 mins
Serve this as an appetizer for 6 persons or a feed for two. Serve with a fork & a spoon. You do not want to miss out on the great flavor of the broth!
- 3 dozen hard shelled clams, well scrubbed
- 1 tablespoon cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 cloves garlic, peeled & minced
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup wine
- 1⁄4 cup parsley, chopped
- salt & pepper
- Discard any clams that are not firmly shut.
- Place them in a bowl of cold water and sprinkle the cornmeal on the water, refrigerate for 1 1/2 hrs Drain& scrub the clams again under cold running water.
- Heat the olive oil in a dutch oven or other heavy pot that has a firm fitting lid, throw in the garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Turn up the heat and pour in the water & wine.
- Add clams close the lid, steam the clams for about 6 minutes, shake the pot a few times to redistribute the clams- do not remove the lid. Remove the clams with a slotted spoon, discard any clams that did not open Add the parsley, salt& pepper to the broth.
- To serve, place the clams in a shallow bowl & pour the broth over them.
The recipe was very easy to make.It was very quick to make. The only thing I changed was that I didn't have parsley so I used chives instead. Note this, either chives are bitter or the red wine that I used was. I can't figure which was. Anyway this is a good and easy recipe and it satisfied my atkin's dieting fiance. Thanks, Leo
First time doing steamed clams..so easy and delicious! Thanks Bergy!
Very good and easy to do. I didn't have parsley on hand so I just left it out and didn't miss it. I used white wine.