Thai-style Steamed Clams Recipe

Thai-style Steamed Clams - this dish is everything Thai food is all about: hot, sour, aromatic, and addictive!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Thai
Keyword Thai-style Steamed Clams
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 232 kcal


  • 12 oz. clams, rinsed and scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, white-part only, cut diagonally
  • 3 slices galangal
  • 6 bird's eyes chilies, lightly pounded
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 6 kaffir lime leaves, slightly bruised
  • 1/4 teaspoon fish sauce, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice


  1. Heat up a wok with the oil. When the oil is heated, add the lemongrass, galangal, bird's eye chilies and do a few quick stirs. Add the clams and stir to combine, follow by the coconut water. Add the kaffir lime leaves and cover the wok. Cook the clams for about 2-3 minutes or until all clams are open. Add the fish sauce and lime juice. Stir to blend well, dish out and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Thai-style Steamed Clams Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 1145mg50%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 24.8mg30%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.