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Garlic Butter Steamers Recipe (Soft Shell Clams)

Garlic Butter Steamers – New England steamers (soft shell clams) with garlic herb butter. A 15-min recipe that is easy and delicious.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic Butter Steamers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 174 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs soft shell clams, cleaned and scrubbed
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf, Italian parsley
  • salt to taste


  1. Heat up a small pot and add the melted butter. Saute the garlic until you smell the aroma, but not browned. Add the soft shell clams into the pot, stir to combine well. Add the white wine and cover the pot with its lid.

  2. As soon as all clams open up, add the parsley and salt to taste. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

There is a thin grey-color membrane that covers the soft soft clams. Remove the membrane thoroughly before eating.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Butter Steamers Recipe (Soft Shell Clams)
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 409mg18%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.