Steamed Over Clams…

I was looking for an easy, delicious Father’s Day recipe.
You must depend on creativity during the pandemic because the cooking never ends.
I channeled my New England roots and came up with fresh steamed clams.
I called around and Santa Monica Seafood sold just what I needed…in the NYC area, my daughter orders great fresh clams through FoodKick home delivery.

I did a drive by and picked up 3 pounds of clams.

The clams are inexpensive and prep time is 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS For 3 pounds of fresh clams

5 tbsp. 

1 large shallot or minced

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1cup dry white wine

Juice of 1 lemon

Freshly ground black pepper


In a large skillet, I use a large cast iron pan, over medium heat, melt butter and shallots/garlic.

Add clams and wine.

Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook until clam shells open, about 7 minutes. (Discard any unopened clams.)

Remove open clams and you can cook the unopened clams for an additional 3 minutes.

Add lemon juice.

You can serve the clams on their own or add cooked linguine and toss until combined.

I had leftover linguine and sauce.

I served the pasta the next day and the sauce was amazing…the white wine added a real depth of flavor.

I could literally prepare fresh steamed clams twice a week.




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