Steamed Clams for Two

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I came across this recipe and first thing I thought was "Not the Steamed Clams I grew up on" but thought this was a more elegant version of the steamed clams I loved eating as a kid in the summer. I haven't tried this recipe yet but can't wait to try these and surprise my family with these. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (March 1984)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In the bottom of a steamer bring 2 tablespoons butter, wine, water, parsley and hot pepper sauce to a boil.
  2. Arrange clams on rack and place in steamer. Cover and steam for 6-10 minutes or until clams open. Discard any clams that do not open.
  3. Divide clams (in their shells) in two bowls.
  4. Strain broth and ladle over clams.
  5. Divide remaining butter (4 tablespoons) between 2 small dishes (for dipping). Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.


Most Helpful

I LOVED this recipe Ellie. This was my first time making clams and this was fool-proof. I added a lot more garlic just because I love it, but accidently forgot the red pepper flakes. It was still very good. I will be making this again for sure.

umamidana May 13, 2014

This was so yummy...but I do have to say that I didn't taste nor feel the hot sauce...either you need to omit it or add loads more...with that said this was very delicious...I served it with a couple slices of french bread to soak up the juices...thanks for posting it...=)

teresas January 31, 2014

This made a great broth. I also used a clove of garlic. I'm going to try this on some white fish.

Bad! Cook July 23, 2013

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