Clam Recipes

Find recipes for New England clam chowder and Manhattan clam chowder, tips and recipes for steamed and fried clams, and every clam pasta sauce under the sun.

Staff Picks

My Best Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.5 stars 2446
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.

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 345
Quick and easy clam sauce made with canned clams, butter, oil, and garlic.

Fried Razor Clams

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
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: 5 stars 13
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.

How to Steam Clams

If you never made this elegant dish at home, prepare to be wowed — especially by how easy it is.
By Sara Tane

Pork with Clams

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
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!
By Laura

Clams Creole

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
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: 4.5 stars 33
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 5
Clams, such as Manila or baby clams, taste great cooked in oyster sauce, and make a great Filipino appetizer.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chorizo Steamed Clams
Rating: Unrated 25
"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
Rating: Unrated 425
"So simple, but so good—steamed clams served in their own liquor. Serve with a crusty Italian bread or over pasta." – Scott Ure