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Steamed Littleneck Clams

Steamed Littleneck Clams

Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 2


  • 50 littleneck clams no larger than 2 inches across
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • Lemon wedges to serve


  • Run the clams under cool water and scrub clean with a stiff brush, discarding any that are open and won't close when tapped on a firm surface. Rinse and set aside.
  • In a 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 in microwave and add the minced garlic. Place into small bowls.
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges.