Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon
Overhead view of steamed clams in a cast iron skillet by toasted French bread.

Buttery Garlic Steamed Clams


  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 appetizer servings 1x

Description

Just 15 minutes is all you need for these steamed clams in a velvety, buttery garlic wine sauce!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons Finlandia Unsalted Butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 dozen little neck clams, rinsed and scrubbed
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • Wedges from 1 lemon for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet (that has a lid), melt 2-1/2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
  2. Add wine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add clams and remaining butter. Cover and steam until clams have opened (about 7-8 minutes). Occasionally shake skillet while steaming.
  4. Discard any clams that do not open. Sprinkle evenly with parsley and garnish with lemon wedges, if desired. Serve with a french baguette or over a bed of cooked pasta.