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Home Cooking Clams in White Wine Garlic Sauce

Today, we're diving into the world of clams, cooking them to perfection in a flavorful white wine and garlic sauce. This simple recipe promises a delicious and impressive dish that's perfect for any occasion. Let's get started!


  1. Fresh Clams: 2 pounds, scrubbed and cleaned

  2. Dry White Wine: 1 cup

  3. Olive Oil: 2 tablespoons

  4. Garlic: 4 cloves, finely chopped

  5. Fresh Parsley: 1/4 cup, chopped

  6. Red Pepper Flakes: 1/2 teaspoon (optional for a hint of heat)

  7. Lemon: 1, sliced

  8. Crusty Bread: For serving


  1. Clean and Prep the Clams:

    • Ensure that your clams are clean and free of debris. Rinse them thoroughly under cold water and scrub the shells to remove any dirt.

  1. Sauté Garlic in Olive Oil:

    • In a large, deep skillet or pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add finely chopped garlic and sauté until it becomes fragrant, but be careful not to let it brown.

  1. Pour in White Wine:

    • Pour the dry white wine into the skillet with the sautéed garlic. Bring it to a gentle simmer.

  1. Add Clams to the Pot:

    • Carefully add the cleaned clams to the simmering wine and garlic mixture. Toss them gently to coat in the flavorful liquid.

  1. Cover and Steam:

    • Cover the pot with a lid and let the clams steam for 5-7 minutes or until they open. Discard any clams that do not open, as they may not be safe to eat.

  1. Season and Garnish:

    • Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the steamed clams. Add red pepper flakes for a touch of heat if desired.

  1. Serve with Lemon and Crusty Bread:

    • Arrange lemon slices on top of the clams for a citrusy kick.

    • Serve the clams in bowls, drizzled with the white wine and garlic sauce. Provide crusty bread on the side for dipping and soaking up the delicious flavors.

  1. Enjoy the Feast:

    • Dive into this delightful dish, savoring the tender, flavorful clams and the aromatic white wine and garlic sauce.

Conclusion: This simple and delicious clam recipe is a fantastic way to celebrate. With minimal effort, you've created a restaurant-worthy dish that's perfect for sharing. Here's to many more years of delightful home-cooked meals and culinary adventures!

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