Main Dish Clam Recipes

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Clam Bake

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This is the most fun you can have with your seafood. It started with the idea of a fun get-together clam bake then took off with a life of its own. This recipe is a general guide. Have fun, mix and match your favorite seafood. I would ask your fish monger what is fresh, and then decide what seafood to add. I've even added a whole octopus before. Serve with a nice white wine, turn on some music and have fun. Great outdoor meal.

Linguine with Clams

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This is one of my favorite meals. This goes great with a salad and some garlic bread.

Clams Italiano

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

Maggie's Clams Casino

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These are delicious Clams Casino that my girlfriend makes for me, with a few of my own refinements. Great for the game on Sunday.

Clams and Chourico

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These clams are steamed in dark beer with chourico sausage and red onions for a full flavored meal.

Linguine with White Clam Sauce II

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A light clam sauce served over linguini noodles. Healthy, too!

Scott Ure's Clams And Garlic

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So simple, but so good - steamed clams served in their own liquor. Serve with a crusty Italian bread, or over pasta.

Clams Casino

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Baked, stuffed clams - the best you have ever eaten!

Old Bay® Seafood Boil

This is the absolute best way to enjoy seafood. The lemon, thyme, and Old Bay® really make the boil. The potatoes, corn, and sausage are mouthwatering for anyone who is not a big seafood lover. Enjoy in the summertime or pull this recipe out on Christmas and take time to relax with the family. Serve with fresh lemons, Bloody Mary's, cold beer, crusty bread, and plenty of napkins.

Spaghetti with White Clam Sauce

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Great dinner for a Friday night.

Tim O'Toole's Famous Stuffed Quahogs

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Classic stuffed quahog recipes used stale bread and lots of seasoning. But my grandmother would have appreciated the pre-seasoned stuffing adaptation in this modernized version.

Linguine with White Clam Sauce I

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Quick and Easy! Can be used when you forget to take something else out of the freezer. You can use water instead of the clam juice, if you like.

Inspiration and Ideas

Scott Ure's Clams And Garlic

"Absolutely delicious! We did not even add salt and pepper. Plenty of baguette is highly recommended." – Anne G Thom

Spaghetti with Clam Sauce

"Simple and impressive! I used canned clams and decorated the dish with a few steamed fresh clams just to make it "purdy". :)" – mauigirl

Shrimp, Clams, and Scallops Pasta

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Seafood combined with a savory red sauce over pasta will tease your senses! I serve mine with fresh garlic bread and a green garden salad. YUM!