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Steamed Clams with Garlic and Chives

This super easy Steamed Clams with Garlic and Chives situation is the ultimate summer al fresco dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 people
Author: Gaby


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic finely chopped
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4-5 pounds of clams Littlenecks or Manilla, scrubbed, rinsed and cleaned
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives finely chopped
  • 2 lemons
  • Grilled baguette for serving


  • Combine the butter and olive oil in a large shallow skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, shallots and the red pepper flakes and cook for 2-3 minutes until garlic is fragrant but not burned.
  • Add the wine and increase the heat to medium-high to bring the wine to a simmer.
  • Add the clams, cover with the lid and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until clams have opened. Discard any clams that are still closed. Add the chives and juice from 1 lemon and give the pot a quick stir.
  • Transfer the clams and the cooking liquid to a large serving bowl and serve with pieces of toasted bread to soak up the cooking liquid and extra lemons on the side.