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Steamed Spicy Clams

Steamed Spicy Clams

A simple, flavorful spicy clam dish that’s sure to please the appetite. They can be served as an appetizer or a main dish with pasta.

Steamed Spicy Clams

Spicy clammy goodness, wrapped up in garlic, butter and hot red pepper flakes. Add two cups of wine, and you’ve got yourself dinner and a drink! In my vast archive of recipes and my desire to always try something new, I sometimes forget to visit my old favorites.

Steamed Spicy Clams

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  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • ½ cup real butter
  • 5 large cloves of fresh garlic (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon heaping dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon heaping dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3650 fresh clams


  1. Prep fresh clams by placing them in cool tap water and adding ½ teaspoon of black pepper.
  2. Heat butter over skillet on medium high heat until melted. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add white wine and spices until simmering. Add clams and cover.
  4. Cook over medium heat until clams open, approximately 5-10 minutes until clams open. Discard any clams that do not open.
  5. Serve in bowls and ladle broth over them!
  • Category: Main, Side
  • Cuisine: Italian


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