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Italian-Style Steamed Clams
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11 INGREDIENTS • 5 STEPS • 20MINS

Italian-Style Steamed Clams

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A dish that is as beautiful to look as it is to eat, Italian-styled steamed clams have to my dinner party starter staple. While some of the only clams indigenous to South Africa are our white sand mussels, these little molluscs are imported from Italy where they occur naturally in tidal lagoons and estuaries.
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A dish that is as beautiful to look as it is to eat, Italian-styled steamed clams have to my dinner party starter staple. While some of the only clams indigenous to South Africa are our white sand mussels, these little molluscs are imported from Italy where they occur naturally in tidal lagoons and estuaries.
20MINS
Total Time
$15.65
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Fresh Clams
1.1 lb
Fresh Clams
or frozen and thawed
Leek
3
Leeks, rinsed, thinly sliced
Fresh Cream
1 cup
Fresh Cream
Dry White Wine
1/3 cup
Dry White Wine
Butter
2 Tbsp
Butter
for frying
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, peeled, crushed
Coarse Sea Salt
to taste
Coarse Black Pepper
to taste
Coarse Black Pepper
Fresh Dill
to taste
Olive Oil
to taste
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
1056
Fat
72.8 g
Protein
46.1 g
Carbs
37.0 g
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step 1
Place a lidded casserole over medium heat and sauté the Leeks (3) in the Butter (2 Tbsp) until translucent.
step 2
Deglaze the dish with the Dry White Wine (1/3 cup) then reduce the liquid by half.
step 3
Add the Fresh Cream (1 cup) and the Garlic (2 cloves) then scatter in the Grated Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup) and stir to combine. Season lightly to taste, with Coarse Sea Salt (to taste) and Coarse Black Pepper (to taste).
step 4
Once the sauce has thickened to a creamy consistency, add in the Fresh Clams (1.1 lb). The natural liquid from the clams will loosen up the sauce. Cover the dish with it’s lid and steam for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until all the clams have opened – being sure to discard any that haven’t.
step 5
Scatter a few fronds of Fresh Dill (to taste) over the top of the dish, drizzle with a little Olive Oil (to taste) and serve the clams immediately with lemon wedges and fresh bread.
step 5 Scatter a few fronds of Fresh Dill (to taste) over the top of the dish, drizzle with a little Olive Oil (to taste) and serve the clams immediately with lemon wedges and fresh bread.
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Appetizers
Gluten-Free
Date Night
Italian
Seafood
Shellfish
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