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Buttery Garlic Steamed Clams

Just 15 minutes is all you need for these steamed clams in a velvety, buttery garlic wine sauce!

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 3 minutes
    •    Cook time: 12 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    1 tbsp lemon juice
    •    1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
    •    5 tbsps Finlandia unsalted butter, divided
    •    Wedges from 1 lemon for garnish, if desired
    •    3 dozen little neck clams, rinsed and scrubbed


  1. In a large skillet (that has a lid), melt 2-1/2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant (about 30 seconds).
  2. Add wine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add clams and remaining butter. Cover and steam until clams have opened (about 7-8 minutes). Occasionally shake skillet while steaming.
  4. Discard any clams that do not open. Sprinkle evenly with parsley and garnish with lemon wedges, if desired. Serve with a french baguette or over a bed of cooked pasta.

This great family recipe is thanks to The Blond Cook Recipes at


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