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Steamed Clams with Fresh Basil

Steamed Clams with Fresh Basil

These are the best clams I have ever had at home, they are up there with the best steamed clams I have ever had in a restaurant. My husband said the same thing, so this recipe is a must for seafood lovers.

We paired this with Garlic Shrimp, Strawberry Summer Salad and a delicious glass of Moscato. It was a long day for my daughter so I didn’t want to wake her for dinner so she slept through most of it but enjoyed a bit once she woke up and realized we were eating dinner.

These clams are absolutely delicious and an easy date night meal. Make sure to pair this with some good crusty bread. You won’t be sorry, like I was when I realized all the yummy juice under the clams that got dumped down the drain because we had nothing to dip in it. Enjoy!

Steamed Clams with Fresh Basil

Serves 2
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Misc Serve Hot
Website Skinny Taste
These clams are so good that you will think they are from a restaurant. FrenchToasty.com has lots of seafood recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1lb fresh little clams (approximately 2 dozen)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (cut into large chunks)
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil (parsley can be subsituted)
  • 1/2 cup white wine (I used moscato because that is what I had open)
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

Step 1
In a large pot heat oil. When hot cook garlic until golden brown.
Step 2
Add butter, water, wine and rinsed clams, cover tightly and reduce to medium-low heat.
Step 3
Cook for 5-10 minutes or until the shells open. Make sure not to overcook as clams will become rubbery. Discard any that didn't open.
Step 4
Pour clams and juice into a serving bowl. Top with fresh basil and enjoy. Don't forget to dip bread in juice under clams.
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Restaurant Quality

Oct 10, 2012 by Loren

I made these and my husband said they were just as good as our local favorite Seafood restaurant. This is going to be a dish I make again and again.


Amazingly delicious

Sep 28, 2012 by Beau

Awesome dish if you are into clams you have to try this!


5.0 5.0 2 2 I made these and my husband said they were just as good as our local favorite Seafood restaurant. This is going to be a dish I make again and again. Steamed Clams with Fresh Basil

Comments

Charla

This was absolutely delicious, will make again.

Gayle

Made these for our anniversary last weekend, and my husband loved them!

Sara

AMAZING! So good and a great way to prepare clams.

Clara

Absolutely delicious and I got to “sip” the left over wine while I prepared dinner!
I always love a recipe that requires me to open some wine :) haha keep them coming!

Carla

OMG these were amazing, restaurant quality for sure. I added a whole head of garlic and it was the perfect amount and lots of fresh basil from my garden. delish

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