Clams are steamed in a savory sauce featuring seafood stock, white wine, garlic, fennel and red pepper flakes. Served with crusty bread for dipping, this is an amazing dish that can't be beat!



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat the oil in a 6-quart saucepot over medium heat. Add the fennel, garlic and red pepper and cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the stock and wine and heat to a boil.

  • Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the clams to the saucepot. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the clams open. Discard any clams that do not open. Sprinkle with the parsley. Serve with the bread for dipping.

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Ingredient Note: Before cooking, discard any clams that remain open when tapped. After cooking, discard any clams that remain closed.

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Nutrition Facts

598.8 calories; protein 27.1g 54% DV; carbohydrates 92.2g 30% DV; fat 10.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 29.6mg 10% DV; sodium 1201.7mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
First off I will say that I really went into this not thinking I was going to like this clam dish at all due to the addition of fennel. I am not a fan of anything licorice flavor but boy did this taste really good! I wish I made more broth to soak up with my french bread! This was a big hit with my friends. It did turn out a bit salty but we have a very high tolerance for salt so this was just right! Would absolutely make this again and again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I'm not a particularly great cook (meaning I'm scared to death to veer off the recipe). This was super easy and tasted as good as steamed clams at any restaurant (although I didn't use the fennel because I forgot it). There was plenty of broth for dipping the garlic bread that we made to go with it. Going back to Costco for more clams today! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
We love steamer clams. This recipe is a variation on a theme I've made so many times I can't count. Using Swanson Seafood Stock really adds additional flavor and freshness. This is a seafood dish and it tastes like it. I will be making this version again and I will absolutely be using Swanson's Seafood Stock. I will also use it in other seafood dishes I make too like Bouillabaisse. Read More