Quick and easy steamed clams with garlic butter and wine recipe
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Large heavy-duty saute pan
6Tbspsalted butter, divided
1Tbspgarlic, freshly minced
1 cupChardonnay,Choose a buttery Chardonnay for rich sauce
2 Tbsplemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 TbspItalian parsley,finely chopped
1lemon, cut into wedges,for garnish
In a large heavy saute pan melt 3 tablespoons of the butter Add garlic and saute for 30-40 seconds until the garlic smells fragrantAdd wine and lemon juice and bring to a boilAdd clams and the remaining butter. Cover with lidSteam for about 8 minutes. Check to make sure your clams have opened.
Remove from heat and remove any unopened clamsSprinkle with 1 tablespoon of parsleyTransfer to a large bowl or serve in the saute pan Serve with lemon wedges and extra 1 tablespoon of parsley on the side
This dish is a wonderful appetizer or main dish. Serve with french bread or garlic bread for dipping in this amazing buttery wine sauce.