Sunday, May 24, 2009

Clams in a Wine and Butter Sauce

The hubz and I love ordering clams as an appetizer and sopping up the sauce with lots of nice crusty bread. Unfortunately, every time we order it, we end up being too full to finish our actual dinner, so we decided to make it at home as an entree instead of just as an appetizer.

This dish is so quick and easy!

Ingredients:
- Clams (we used manila)
- Shallots
- Butter
- White wine

Directions:
- Soak and then the scrub the clams.
- Finely dice the shallot.
- Melt some butter in a pan and add the shallots. Saute the shallots until they're translucent.
- Add the wine and bring to a simmer.
- Add the clams and put the lid on the pan. Let the clams steam until they've opened up. It will only take a few minutes.
- Discard any clams that don't open on their own.
- Garnish with a bit of fresh parsley and serve with nice crusty bread.

12 comments:

Christina Kim said...

YUM!!! A little wine and butter make life happy. I can only imagine how tasty that broth is, and perfect to soak up with bread!!

jenncuisine said...

Yum i heart clams!!

Sara said...

This looks great! Clams are so much fun to eat, sometimes I do a clam and mussel mixture too.

pigpigscorner said...

The best way to enjoy clams! With some garlic too =)

lisaiscooking said...

Sounds delicious! I love steaming shellfish at home, and the shallots and wine are perfect!

Reeni♥ said...

Oh, how yummy with that lovely broth! So simple but so delicious!

That Girl said...

Add a little pasta....mmmmmm

Sara said...

Yum! This would also be great with mussels.

It is embarrassing how many clams I can pack in at a sitting. I love them!!!

Colleen said...

This looks great! I can picture eating it outside on the deck with a glass of white wine.

foodhoe said...

mmmm, one of my favorites, especially with a good rustic crusty bread...

island girl said...

I stumbled upon your blog...and fell in love with your Kim Chee recipe but then I scrolled around and found your very easy steamer recipe..talk about enticing!! We are on vacation on the Oregon Coast, where there are clams galore...about 1 hour after finding your recipe we were enjoying our own steamers! Thanks for the inspiration! I will definitely be back to visit your blog..many thanks!

gaga said...

Awww, thanks island girl! Have a great vacation!!!