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Best Steamers Ever Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Janet Zuelke
Added: Thursday, February 8, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Steamer clams (about 1/3 # per person)
3/4 - 1 stick butter
2 tblsp minced garlic (or more)
2 shallots, chopped fine
lots of lemon zest
3/4-1 cup white wine
1/4 tsp each fresh (or dried) herbs...lemon thyme, chives, basil, oregano, english thyme.

Directions:
Directions:
Melt butter in large deep frying pan. Saute garlic, shallots, and lemon zest and herbs in butter for 2-3 minutes. Stir in wine. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the wine is cooked down a bit. Scrub steamers to remove grit and sand. Rinse in cold water.
Place the steamers in the wine/butter/herb mixture and cover. Steam until the clams open. Pour all into a large bowl (including broth)
Serve with crusty french bread. Dip the bread into the broth and slurp the clam right out of the shell. Have plenty of napkins available!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I reserve and freeze some of the broth if I have enough to use as a base for clam chowder.

 

 

 

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