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Steamed Clams

This recipe for Steamed Clams has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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Clams are a lovely alternative to mussels. The soft meaty flesh is perfect in salads or as an appetiser. The flavour is such that they are best steamed with a minimum of other ingredients.

Ingredients for Steamed Clams

1 kilo fresh clams
Handful fresh chopped parsley

How to make Steamed Clams

  • Clean the clams by rinsing in cold water
  • Place in a large pan with the chopped parsley, a little salt and about an inch or two of cold water.
  • Steam with the lid on for about 5 minutes until all the shells have opened.


Clams can also be eaten raw like oysters with a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lemon juice. However, when you see them moving around in the pan before cooking, it is probably more appetising to eat them cooked!

Serves 4

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Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams