Garlic Butter Steamers
Garlic Butter Steamers – New England steamers (soft shell clams) with garlic herb butter. A 15-min recipe that is easy and delicious.
Last weekend, we went to Redondo Beach to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Redondo Beach is probably one of my favorite places to go to in the Los Angeles area, not because of the spectacular views and the nice beaches, but for the seafood. If you are a local or have visited Redondo Beach, you will know that locals and tourists alike flock there because it offers the freshest seafood in the area, with many seafood shacks selling everything from fresh oysters to crabs crab or lobster, and more.
One of the shellfish that I absolutely love but can’t get easily is soft shell clams or New England steamers. They have thin and fragile white-color shells, with siphon sticking out. Soft shell clams are extremely briny and sweet in taste, and the flesh is very tender and juicy. All I did was steaming them with a little garlic, herb and butter, with some white wine. I would always guzzle the delicious clam juice until not a single drop left.
If you can’t find steamers where you are, you can certainly use any clams you can find in your area. There are also similar recipes that you can try: Thai steamed clams, ginger and clam soup, Taiwanese-style clams, and steamed Asari clams. Bon appetit!
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