This fabulous recipe is brought to you by… Hubs! He’s famous for his summertime on-the-grill steamed clams, with drizzled butter and fresh lemon. Since it’s winter and the grill is shut down, he took these Simple Steamers to the stove!
We bought a small bag of littleneck clams (about a dozen) at an incredible Italian market called Corrado’s. If you live in North New Jersey, it’s a must visit!
To make these steamers, you first rinse them off in cool water. Be sure to throw away any clams that are open.
Next, you fill a medium pot up with about a 1/2″ of water, add the clams and cover. Let the steaming begin!
Once all of the clams are open, you’re done. Drizzle them with melted butter and half the juice of a lemon. If you’re feeling extra fancy, sprinkle some parsley on top.
And then you’re done! The perfect appetizer done within 10 minutes. Just look at that plate!
- 1 dozen littleneck clams
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- In a colander, rinse off the clams with cool water. Throw away any clams that are open.
- Pour about 1/2″ of water in a medium pot and add the clams to it. Cover and steam over medium-high heat until the clams pen (about 5-6 minutes).
- Drain the clams in the same colander you used in Step 1. Throw away any clams that didn’t open!
- Place the clams in a bowl – drizzle with melted butter and freshly squeezed lemon. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.