Steamed Clams in a Beer, Lemon and Garlic Broth

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

Simple & tasty, using ingredients you probably have on hand. Prep time includes time to soak & clean clams.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean clams by sprinkling with corn meal, covering with cold (iced) water, and letting sit for 1-1 1/2 hours. Drain, scrub, and rinse before cooking.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except clams, in a large pot.
  3. Bring to slow boil over medium heat.
  4. Add clams, turn up heat to medium-high, and cover.
  5. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until shells are wide open.
  6. Discard any clams that do not open with the others, this means they are bad.
  7. Serve with broth (either poured over clams in a large bowl or for dipping in smaller bow(s). (strain through cheesecloth, if desired, to remove any remaining grit.).