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Clams with Garlic Butter

Clams with Garlic Butter


  • Clams
  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. minced parsley (optional)


Combine ingredients and serve over steamed or grilled clams.

Clams are wholesome and nutritious. Whole clams in the shell must be sold live. A clam is dead if the shell is gaping open. Use within 24 hours. To freeze clams, shuck them, save liquid and store up to 3 months.

Smaller varieties like little necks and medium clams like cherrystones are best for grilling, steaming and frying. Larger clams are best chopped for chowders.

Allow Quahog steamers/10 per serving; Cherrystone/12 per serving; Littleneck/15 per serving.