Smoked Clams

Smoked Clams


  • 1 Cup  hickory wood chips, soaked for 30 minutes
  • 40  Manila clams
  • 3 Tablespoons  soy oil
  • shallot, minced
  • medium-sized tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2  medium-sized onion, diced
  • 1/4  bunch cilantro, chopped
  • shot tequila blanco or mezcal
  • 1 Tablespoon  unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup  clam juice
  •   Juice of 1 lime
  •   Salt, to taste

The beauty of this recipe is its ease and versatility. You can do this outdoors on a smoker or easily modify a charcoal grill, or if the weather outside isn't cooperating, you can make these clams in the comfort of your kitchen.


To make the smoker, use a wide pot and a strainer. Add the wet hickory chips and place over medium heat. Set the strainer in the middle of the pot. Put the clams on the strainer and cover with a lid.

Meanwhile, heat the soy oil in a sauté pan over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add the shallot and cook for less than 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Sauté for 1 minute and carefully add the tequila. Add the butter and clam juice. When the butter has melted, add the lime juice and season with salt, to taste.

The clams should be ready by now. Transfer to 4 serving dishes and pour the sauce on top of each. Serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

308 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 60g 92%
  • Carbs 54g 18%
  • Saturated 12g 58%
  • Fiber 8g 32%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 15g
  • Monounsaturated 30g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 105g 211%
  • Cholesterol 205mg 68%
  • Sodium 5,023mg 209%
  • Calcium 320mg 32%
  • Magnesium 163mg 41%
  • Potassium 1,266mg 36%
  • Iron 22mg 124%
  • Zinc 4mg 26%
  • Phosphorus 1,283mg 183%
  • Vitamin A 757µg 84%
  • Vitamin C 65mg 109%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 18%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 20%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 20%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 29%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 110µg 28%
  • Vitamin B12 65µg 1,091%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 13mg 67%
  • Vitamin K 84µg 105%
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