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A Pot Of Steamers

Clam shells are delicate and can break when scrubbed. To clean, cover clams with cold water, add 1 tablespoon of cornmeal and let rest. Then rinse under cold, running water.

Type: Fish, Shellfish
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 lbs 1816g / 64ozSteamer clams
1 1/2 cups 355mlDry white wine
1 cup 237mlWater
1   Onion - slivered
6   Cracked black peppercorns
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozMelted butter - (optional)

Recipe Instructions

Clean clams well in several changes of cold water, discarding any with broken shells. Place in a large pot. Add wine, water, onion and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, partially covered, shaking the pot once or twice until clams open, 5 to 7 minutes. (Discard any unopened clams.)

Serve clams immediately in bowls along with 4 ramekins each of strained cooking broth and melted butter, if desired. To eat, dip first into the broth, then the butter.

Dietary Information:

Per serving (without butter): 120 calories, 4g carbohydrate, 17g protein, 2g fat, 45mg cholesterol.

"Simply Delicious by Sheila Lukins from Parade magazine - Pub date: 03-21-2004"


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