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Steamed Clams

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Enjoy this delicious steamed clams recipe for dinner that’s ready in less than an hour.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
lb clams in shells
6
cups water
1/3
cup white vinegar
1/2
cup boiling water
Butter or margarine, melted, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Discard any broken-shell or open (dead) clams. Place remaining clams in large container. Cover with 6 cups water and the vinegar. Let stand 30 minutes; drain. Scrub clams in cold water.
  • 2 In steamer,* place clams and boiling water. Cover and steam 5 to 8 minutes or until clams open at least 1 inch, removing clams as they open. Discard any unopened clams.
  • 3 Serve hot clams in shells with butter.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 50
  • Fat 1/2g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Sodium 40mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
5),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1/2g
1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
50%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

*If steamer is not available, place clams in 6-quart Dutch oven. Add 1 inch boiling water; cover tightly.

Hold a clam with the hinged side against a heavy cloth or oven mitt. Insert an oyster knife or blunt-tipped knife between shell halves. Gently twist the knife to pry open the shell and release juices. Be sure to work over a bowl or plate to catch juices. Holding the clam firmly, move a sharp knife around the clam, cutting the muscle at the hinge. Gently twist the knife to pry open the shell. Cut the clam meat from the shell.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/16/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
5),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1/2g
1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
50%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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