Thursday, January 10, 2013

Steamed Clams Served wih Shallot Butter

Earlier in the week my family and I gathered around the table and enjoyed a bowl of steamed clams.


Clams in the winter?  You bet!  They were delicious.  I used middle neck clams and served them with shallot butter.


This is a great recipe if you love clams.


Ingredients- Shallot Butter
1 cup butter
1 cup finely chopped shallots
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions
Heat butter in small saucepan.  Stir over low heat until butter melts.  Add the shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Season with salt, pepper and parsley. 


Ingredients- Steamed Clams
100 middle neck clams
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
6 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 
2 cups water

Directions
Scrub clams clean to remove dirt and sand in cool water.  Remove and discard all broken or opened shells.  In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add garlic; saute for 1 minute, or until tender.  Add water and increase heat to medium-high until water is brought to a simmering boil.  Add clams, cover and cook until all clams open, about 7 minutes.  Sprinkle with parsley.  Serve with warm shallot butter.




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34 comments:

Tiffany said...

My mouth is seriously watering. I love seafood, not sure about clams, but mussels, shrimps, crab. Yes please. Must try this shallot butter. Must.

Tiffany said...

My mouth is seriously watering. I love seafood, not sure about clams, but mussels, shrimps, crab. Yes please. Must try this shallot butter. Must.

Leslie said...

I don't eat clams... but your photos sure make me think of summer. Ever have steamed crabs? That a Baltimore favorite! : )

Coastalpines said...

Oh my goodness. This post is makin' my mouth water!!

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

I am drooling Brandi! I love clams but am too intimidated to make them for myself. I should definitely follow your lead and make some!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Brandi, I have never eaten clams, but you have made me want to try them. We eat mussels in our house and the shallot butter would be a delicious accompaniment. Have a lovely evening. Best Wishes Daphne

Brigitte said...

My husband loves muscles and clams, but I've never made them. I think I might now :)

Kelle Dame said...

OOoooh!! GET in my BELLY!!! You have awakened my love for muscles and butter!!

Decora Adora said...

I love clams.... in Chile so much muscles . Thank for teach a cook

June said...

Hi Brandi! Oh yum, this looks so good.
I want to thank you for your visit and sweet comment.
I have to tell you how much I love the pillows you made at Christmas. Love them!!!

Erin@ Live Pretty on a Penny said...

OMG! Those look so good. I love everything seafood so I know that this tastes fantastic. I must try that. I am sure that butter tastes good with any seafood.

Rachel O. said...

Clams!! Oh, I love clams!! My husband isn't a huge fan of seafood - I don't get to cook it as often as I want to. I might have to try this out on him, though.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm not a clam eater but I do love lobster and shrimp, I think my husband would like them though...so he can cook them!!! lol.
I hope I feel the same way about the Shark as you do in a few months...I really needed to get one the mop just wasn't working at all!
Have a great evening!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I don't even like clam, (or do I?) but this looks AMAZING!!! Enough that I have to give them a try.
I think that shallot butter is going to be heavenly!
Hugs,
Patti

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This looks DELICIOUS!!

Nancy Bandzuch said...

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The link-up is live now.
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Hope to see you there!
Nancy

Krystal said...

that looks mouth watering...love those. and happy new year to you!

Emmy said...

Love clams, and ur pics just made me crave them:)

Karen said...

Oh that sounds so good! I think I could eat that shallot butter with a spoon LOL.

rooth said...

Oh man this looks really good. I made mussels once but have never tried clams.

Don said...

You're always preparing some delicious looking meals over here.

Offer your readers some, please. Lol.

Cynthia Stevenson said...

Hi Brandi!
This looks so good. My husband would love this recipe. I will prepare this for his birthday. He will be thrilled! Glad to have found you!

Splendor said...

Hi, I had some trouble finding your blog. Do you think it's b/c name change? Anyway I'll bookmark it from here on now.

Yummy and I'm not a big clam fan.

Candace said...

We love steamers! Yum!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I love steamed Clams and REALLY want to try this. Your blog is looking awesome~

Val said...

I grew up eating steamers and they are still my favorite. Great recipe.

Wild Oak Designs said...

You have my mouth watering! Sounds divine...I must try it sometime.
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Jenni said...

These look so yummy. I may try the recipe with mussels. I've scrolled through your blog. You have so much talent. Can't wait to try out some of your recipes and diy items.

Regine Karpel said...

Yum!
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DJ Taurus said...

Done.deal!

Stacey said...

Yummy! That shallot butter looks heavenly! Thanks for sharing! Also, thanks for your lovely comments:-). Blessings and happy weekend.

Our Delightful Home said...

That looks AMazing!!! I want some :)

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Help! Mama Remote... said...

They look delicious

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

We made this...excellent!