Clam Recipes

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Portuguese Steamed Clams

Rating: 4.52 stars
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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
275
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
21
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
10
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
8
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
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: 4.31 stars
30
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
4
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
1811
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
1
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
546
Hot and hearty recipe that will warm you up on cold winter days.

Cioppino

Rating: 4.77 stars
633
A wonderful seafood stew! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth!
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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
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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.