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Steamed Clams with garlic butter and wine
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5 from 7 votes

Steamed Clams with Garlic Butter and wine

Quick and easy steamed clams with garlic butter and wine recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 500kcal
Author: Jayne


  • Large heavy-duty saute pan


  • 3 lbs Littleneck clams
  • 6 Tbsp salted butter, divided
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, freshly minced
  • 1 cup Chardonnay, Choose a buttery Chardonnay for rich sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, 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 fragrant
    Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil
    Add clams and the remaining butter. Cover with lid
    Steam for about 8 minutes. Check to make sure your clams have opened.
  • Remove from heat and remove any unopened clams
    Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of parsley
    Transfer 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.


Calories: 500kcal