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*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 409mg 17%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 13.4%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.