Steamed Little Neck Clams Recipe

These Steamed Little Neck Clams are not only fancy af—they’ve got a broth you’ll want to drink out of the bowl, pot, a shot glass, even an IV. The prep is a traditional dose of butter, wine, cream, and fresh herbs, but this is truly a comeback recipe if there ever was one.


10 mins


15 mins




  • 1 stick butter, divided in half
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 100 little neck clams
  • 1/2 Tbsp crushed red pepper

  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 Italian bread loaf, baked and sliced

Steamed Little Neck Clams in a serving dish with sliced bread

Steamed Little Neck Clams

  1. In a pot, melt 4 Tbsp butter. Add minced shallot and sauté for approx. 5 mins. Add in Minced garlic and cook for ~1 minute or until fragrant.
  2. Add white wine and reduce by half. Add in chicken broth. Rinse clams thoroughly and then carefully add them to your pot. Make sure to remove and throw out any open or cracked clams. Cover pot with a lid and bring to simmer. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Keep checking on the clams, stirring occasionally and removing them to a separate bowl as they open.
  4. Once all clams are removed from pot, add in remaining 4 Tbsp butter, lemon juice, crushed red pepper and herbs. Allow to simmer for a minute to integrate and then remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 cup heavy cream. Salt to taste if needed. Serve alongside clams and bread for dipping

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