Steamed Clams with Fresh Basil Recipe

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Jeanne Young Modified: March 21, 2022
Steamed Clams with Fresh Basil Recipe

How To Make Steamed Clams with Fresh Basil

These steamed clams are easy to make and very elegant. The butter, white wine, and fresh herbs give this seafood dish a more enhanced flavor profile.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 12little neck clams
  • 2tspolive oil
  • 3clovesgarlic,cut in large chunks
  • 1tspunsalted butter
  • 2tbspbasil,or parsley, fresh
  • ½cupWhite Wine
  • ¼cupwater


  1. Heat a large pot on high heat.

  2. Add oil.

  3. When hot, add garlic and cook until golden.

  4. Add butter, wine, water and clams and cover tightly, reduce to medium-low heat.

  5. Cook 5 to 10 minutes, or until the shells open.

  6. Transfer clams with a slotted spoon to a large bowl and pour the liquid through a strainer over the clams.

  7. Top with fresh herbs and enjoy with a good crusty bread.


  • Calories: 187.08kcal
  • Fat: 7.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.00g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.73g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.19g
  • Fiber: 0.14g
  • Sugar: 0.62g
  • Protein: 13.19g
  • Cholesterol: 31.18mg
  • Sodium: 528.22mg
  • Calcium: 53.56mg
  • Potassium: 108.24mg
  • Iron: 1.75mg
  • Vitamin A: 101.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.88mg
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