Clam Recipes

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Portuguese Steamed Clams

Rating: 4.52 stars
Being of Portuguese descent and raised in Rhode Island along the Eastern seaboard, this recipe is a wonderful combination of my two heritages. If desired serve with a small cup of melted butter for dipping clams and don't forget a fresh loaf of warm, crusty bread!!! Note: If the clams seem sandy, soak them for a couple of hours or overnight in the refrigerator in salted water with a bit of vinegar, cornmeal, and cayenne pepper.

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Rating: 4.47 stars
This is an easy, inexpensive, white clam sauce. Try it over any kind of pasta; lemon pepper linguine is especially tasty. Extend the sauce for larger portions by adding in one half cup of chicken broth.

Fried Razor Clams

Rating: 4.74 stars
A simple recipe for fried razor clams, a western Washington treat. Sometimes I fry the bodies, reserving the tougher necks for chowder. Dip in cocktail sauce. The spicier the better for me!

Steamed Clams in Butter and Sake

Rating: 4.77 stars
This recipe is the best for seafood lovers. Clams are steamed with sake and mirin and a bit of green onion in this Japanese way of preparation. My husband likes it so much.

Pork with Clams

Rating: 4.67 stars
An easy, tasty pork and clams recipe made by my Portuguese in-laws at every chance they get! Add a little bit of chili powder or crushed chilies for extra zing. Great for company!

Clams Creole

Rating: 4.64 stars
Clams are steamed with tomatoes, chilies and wine in this fast and easy dish. Serve over linguine with crusty bread to sop up the juice!

Clam Bake

Rating: 4.31 stars
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.

Clams in Oyster Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
Clams, such as Manila or baby clams, taste great cooked in oyster sauce, and make a great Filipino appetizer.

My Best Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.62 stars
A delicious, traditional, cream based chowder, this recipe calls for the standard chowder ingredients: onion, celery, potatoes, diced carrots, clams, and cream. A little red wine vinegar is added before serving for extra flavor.

Sheet Pan Seafood Boil

Rating: 5 stars
All the yummy flavors of a seafood boil with less effort. Just roast your seafood in the oven in a flavored butter sauce. Serve with crusty bread.

New England Clam Chowder I

Rating: 4.49 stars
Hot and hearty recipe that will warm you up on cold winter days.


Rating: 4.77 stars
A wonderful seafood stew! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chorizo Steamed Clams

"I have always just called these 'Spanish Clams,' since there's some variation of this on every Spanish restaurant menu. Use spicy Spanish-style chorizo." – Chef John

Scott Ure's Clams and Garlic

"So simple, but so good—steamed clams served in their own liquor. Serve with a crusty Italian bread or over pasta." – Scott Ure

Ocean Packets

Rating: 4.88 stars

If you can't find clams, use mussels. If someone doesn't care for clams, double up on the shrimp and/or scallops. Baking times may vary according to the ingredients you select.