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Lemon Garlic Steamed Clams


  • Author: Kyndra Holley
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds fresh clams
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Before cooking, soak the clams for 20 minutes in a pot of cold, salted water.  The salt will help draw the sand out of the clams.
  2. In a large pot, combine the clams, chicken stock, garlic, onion, butter, 1 tablespoon of the parsley, lemon juice, thyme, sea salt, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Bring to a boil over med-high heat, cover and cook until the clams have opened.  About 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Pour clams and broth into large bowl and garnish with the remaining parsley and any extra lemon.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Seafood Recipes
  • Method: Steamed
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 175
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 net grams
  • Protein: 10g