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Jan 3, 2014

White Wine and Garlic Steamed Clams Recipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

4 Reviews

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Serves: 4 // Prep time: 15 minutes | Grilling time: 8 to 13 minutes | Special equipment: wok or 12-inch cast-iron skillet

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • .25 oz fresh Italian parsley
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 4 shallots

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 3 lb littleneck or manila clams

Oil and Spices

  • .25 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Dairy

  • .25 cups unsalted butter

Wine / Beer / Spirits

  • 12 fl oz dry white wine

Other

  • 8 slices sourdough or country bread, each about ½" thick

Special Equipment

  • 12" cast-iron skillet or wok

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds manila or littleneck clams
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 1½ cups dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 large slices sourdough or country bread, each about ½-inch thick

Instructions

  1. Scrub the clams and rinse them in four rounds of cold water to remove any sand and grit.

  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (400° to 500°F).

  3. In a wok or 12-inch cast-iron skillet over direct medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the garlic and shallots and sauté until fragrant and tender, about 1 minute. Add the wine and cook for about 1 minute more. Add the clams and cook over direct medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until the clams open wide, 5 to 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, the parsley, and season with pepper. Toast the bread over direct heat, about 1 minute, turning once.

  4. Remove the wok from the grill, discard any unopened clams, and serve right away in bowls with the bread and pan juices.

4 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Jan 13, 2014

Bill B

Dang! That's Tasty!

I was lookin' for something other than beef or pork. Something not too complex or time consuming. This was exactly what I've been looking for. I've cooked this two weekends in a row now, and added some lobster tails as well. Good stuff! Easy easy easy to follow recipe. I used a cast iron skillet instead of the wok, worked just as well I think.

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Feb 14, 2014

Bill B

OHMYGOD!

Tonight was my 3rd time following this recipe. 'Course I modified it a little, adding a rock lobster tail for all the participants. Dang That's tasty! Fixed 10 littleneck clams for each of us this time and probably should have doubled it. This is a surefire cure at the end of a stressful day. Cook this. Now!

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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