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


  • .25 cups unsalted butter

Wine / Beer / Spirits

  • 12 fl oz dry white wine


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

Special Equipment

  • 12" cast-iron skillet or wok


  • 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


  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.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Feb 14, 2014

Bill B


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!

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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