Thai-Inspired Steamer Clams

Thai-Inspired Steamer Clams
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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
222
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
25µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
81mg
8%
Choline, total
21mg
5%
Fluoride, F
101µg
3%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
84mg
12%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
429mg
29%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
138g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.