Thai-Inspired Steamer Clams

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Thai-Inspired Steamer Clams
Thai-Inspired Steamer Clams
Anne Dolce

Thai-Inspired Steamer Clams

My favorite clams are steamer clams, a delicacy of New England, and in my opinion, this is one of the best ways to prepare them — simply steamed with a delicious broth flavored with garlic, ginger, coconut milk, and cilantro. The broth is so good you'll want to sop up every last bit with a crusty piece of French bread or a bowl of steamed rice.

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4
Servings
647
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 large yellow onion, very thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Cup white wine
  • 1 Cup clam juice
  • 1 Cup coconut milk
  • 2 Pounds steamer clams
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, concassé
  • 1/8 Cup minced cilantro
  • 1 loaf French bread

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and onion and sauté until fragrant and the onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Add the white wine and deglaze the pot. Next, add the the clam juice and coconut milk and bring the liquid to a rolling boil. Add the clams, cover, and steam until the clams have opened, about 2-3 minutes. Uncover the pot and add the tomatoes and cilantro, and stir.

Meanwhile, turn on the broiler. Slice the loaf of bread in half lengthwise, drizzle with a little olive oil, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Broil until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Serve large chunks of it with the clams in their broth.

Thai Shopping Tip

To find the ingredients you need to cook Southeast Asian cuisine, try to find specialty grocery stores in the Asian neighborhoods in your town.

Thai Cooking Tip

Southeast Asian Cuisine is about the balance of flavors between sweet and sour; hot and mild. When working with Asian chiles, the smaller ones are usually spicier. Handle with caution and care.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
35%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
62%
Cholesterol
68mg
23%
Protein
47g
95%
Carbs
57g
19%
Vitamin A
219µg
24%
Vitamin B12
26µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
12.8%
Vitamin C
9mg
15%
Vitamin D
2IU
1%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
12µg
15%
Calcium
166mg
17%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
74µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
160µg
40%
Folic acid
50µg
N/A
Iron
12mg
65%
Magnesium
109mg
27%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
25%
Phosphorus
615mg
88%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
517mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
25.9%
Sodium
2205mg
92%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
41.2%
Zinc
2mg
17%

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