Steamed Littleneck Clams
Caraluzzi's Recipes

Steamed Littleneck Clams

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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


  • 48 littleneck clams (or 36 topneck sized clams)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • Lemon wedges to serve


  • Run the clams under cold water and scrub clean with a brush. Rinse and set aside.
  • In a large stockpot, add wine and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Gently add clams to the boiling wine, cover and steam until fully opened, about 5 minutes.
  • While the clams are steaming, melt butter on stovetop or in microwave and add the minced garlic. Place into small serving bowls.
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges and pour some of the hot broth in each bowl.