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Clam Steamers with Shallot and Garlic in White Wine

Clam Steamers with Shallot and Garlic in White Wine

  • Author: Krista


  • 24 littleneck clams – the smaller the better
  • 2 tablespoons of butter – divided
  • 1 large shallot – sliced thin
  • 2 cloves of garlic – chopped
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup white wine
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crunchy bread for serving
  • lemon wedges for serving


Before you start cooking:

  • Soak clams in cold water and brush lightly to remove any grit or sand
  • Have all the ingredients ready and close by, this recipe moves quickly.
  1. Over medium-high heat melt butter. Add in shallot and stir continuously to avoid burning the shallot, season with a little salt and pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  2.  Add in the tomatoes and garlic, season generously with salt and pepper, continue stirring, and cooking about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the wine and increase to high. Once the wine begins to boil add in the clams and cover. Cook about 8 minutes or until the clams have opened. Remove from heat, discard any clams that did not open, stir in remaining butter and a little salt and pepper.
  4. Serve with lemon wedges and warm crunchy bread to soak up all the yummy juice!