These clams are steamed in wine, butter, and herbs. When the clams are gone, dip Italian bread in the broth.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic in butter briefly. Stir in wine, and season with oregano, parsley, and red pepper flakes.

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  • Place clams in the wine mixture. Cover, and steam until all the clams have opened: discard any that do not open. Serve in soup bowls, and ladle broth generously over them.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 4.4g 1% DV; fat 15.7g 24% DV; cholesterol 47.5mg 16% DV; sodium 126.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2008
YUM! The family really liked this for our 7 fish deast on Christmas Eve. HINT: Once you scrub the clams, put them in a bowl of cold water and sprinkle 1 T corn meal over them. Let them sit for half and hour then rinse and cook. This cornmeal "snack" feeds them and they spit out any sand they have inside in favor of the cornmeal. Learned this trick from Cooking Light. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/27/2005
We did not like this at all. I used a Chardonnay wine. Maybe that was the wrong wine to use. Too much oregano and parsley. Read More
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170 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 124
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2008
YUM! The family really liked this for our 7 fish deast on Christmas Eve. HINT: Once you scrub the clams, put them in a bowl of cold water and sprinkle 1 T corn meal over them. Let them sit for half and hour then rinse and cook. This cornmeal "snack" feeds them and they spit out any sand they have inside in favor of the cornmeal. Learned this trick from Cooking Light. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2008
I'm giving this recipe 4 stars for several reasons. I cooked it as directed except for the amount of clams and felt several things were out of sink. First 2 cups of wine is more then needed 1 cup would be plenty. Secondy I would increase the amount of red pepper flakes to 2 teaspoons for a little extra kick. With that said I thought this was real good as is but could have been better. What really blew my mind was the amount of clams it called for....."36 small clams in shell"....to serve 6. Are you serious?? I cooked up 5# of small calms about 150-200 clams and had enough sauce left over for 100 more. Who eats just 6 clams? Anyway....I'm sure I will make this again with the changes I mentioned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
wonderful recipe! i made this as an appetiser this evening for my boyfriend (he is milano italian extremely picky eater) and myself.i served it with extra fresh parsley and lemon wedges crusty bread. was only able to eat two clams because my boyfriend hogged the bowl and ate everything but i was just happy dipping the bread in the broth. It's great (the sauce) on spaghetti too. excellent with a glass of good white wine Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
I have made this recipe several times. I put the clams and sauce over linguine and it is wonderful. My father used to make linguine and clam sauce all the time and it took me a long time to find a recipe that is nearly as good this is it.... Great recipe... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2004
There should be a 5 star option on here!!! All I'm going to say is "Oh my gosh...." ironically that was all that was said while my fiancee and his friends inhaled all 40 clams. The only change I made was doubling the garlic (that's just our personal taste - severe garlic lovers!!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2005
We were looking for a recipe that we could recreate at home to one of our favorite appetizers this recipe is the closet we have found substituting chicken broth for the white wine made it perfect! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/26/2005
We did not like this at all. I used a Chardonnay wine. Maybe that was the wrong wine to use. Too much oregano and parsley. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
Very tasty and easy to make. It is great as a meal or an appetizer. Remember the dipping bread that is the best part. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
This recipe was just delicious and so very easy! We went to a restaurant and ordered clams and they were excellent but my husband thought that these clams were even better!! Big compliment coming from a critic. My son even loved them too. Read More
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