Drunken Clams - How to Create a Flavorful Summer Time Appetizer

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Jun. 28, 2013

A quick and simple recipe on steam clams. A perfect appetizer for summer time. I always enjoy these at sunset with a good beer.


Shallot 1/2 , diced
Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm) , chopped
Unsalted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 stick)
Clams 1 Pound
White wine 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) (chardonnay)



1. In a cast iron pot on the grill, add butter. Add the shallots and saute for a few minutes.

2. Put the garlic and continue to saute for a few more minutes or till the shallot become translucent.

3. Put the clams and pour the wine. Cover the pot and cook for 10 minutes or till the clams open up. Discard the closed clams.


4. In a serving platter, serve the drunken clams with wine and French baguette.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 373Calories from Fat 211

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.9%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 72 mg3%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 1 g

Protein 15 g30%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet