Total Time
38mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 18 mins

From The Steamer Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Scrub clams with a small brush and place in a bowl with water to cover.
  2. Add salt and allow to stand for an hour, stirring clams around once or twice. (Gets rid of sand).
  3. Rinse clams and place in a shallow bowl with sides that will fit into steamer with an inch clearance for steam to circulate.
  4. Add white wine, shallot and red pepper flakes.
  5. When steamer water comes to a boil, time clams to steam 15-18 minutes or until shells open.
  6. Discard any clams that do not open.
  7. Remove clams from steamer and serve in individual bowls.
  8. Strain wine and shallot liquid through a filter or cheesecloth and pour over clams.
  9. Serve with hot garlic bread and a crisp white wine.