Steamed Clams with White Wine and Garlic

Steamed Clams with White Wine and Garlic

  • Time 17minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Difficulty Easy


750kg - 1kg Palourde clams

4 tbsp unsalted butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small-medium sized shallot chopped finely

2-3 large garlic cloves chopped finely

1 tsp red pepper flakes or crushed chillies (optional)

350ml white wine

Juice of 1 lemon

Small bunch of fresh parsley leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Begin by heating a large skillet or frying pan with a lid over medium heat. Add the butter and olive oil and cook until the butter is almost fully melted.
  2. Add the chopped shallots and cook for 2-3 minutes, sweat the shallots in the butter until very sweet without browning. Add in the garlic and red pepper/chilli flakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring everything together.
  3. Pour in white wine and add in the clams. Give everyone one good stir and cover pan with a lid. Cook clams until they all open, about 7-9 minutes.
  4. Once done, turn off heat and add lemon juice and fresh herbs. Give everything one more good stir and serve with crusty bread.

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