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
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||15 minutes|
- 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
|In a large pot heat oil. When hot cook garlic until golden brown.|
|Add butter, water, wine and rinsed clams, cover tightly and reduce to medium-low heat.|
|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.|
|Pour clams and juice into a serving bowl. Top with fresh basil and enjoy. Don't forget to dip bread in juice under clams.|
Our delicious seafood spread
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.
Awesome dish if you are into clams you have to try this!