Steamed Clams (Cheater Version)

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Total Time
16mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
1 min

My family are displaced East Coast Northerners, living in the land locked South. The only huge complaint being no beach and no fresh clams. I was raised eating this version of steamed clams. Now, even my 4 year old and 2 year old love these clams. They beg for them when we see them at the supermarket (which is rare). I get strange looks from the guy behind the counter when I stand there and check the clams for liveness (tapping, thumping, etc). I hope you enjoy them as much as we have.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Clean the clams under cold water, ensure that they are live (solid sound when thumped with clam knife).
  2. Open and shuck the clam, returning it to half of the shell, arranged around the edge of a microwave safe plate.
  3. Put one pat of butter on the clam and sprinkle with garlic salt to taste.
  4. Microwave until the butter just melts (20-25 seconds.
  5. Serve, enjoy the juice, too!