Garlic Herb Butter -Soft Shell Clam Steamers-
This simple, easy to follow , short taking time – only more or less 15 minutes- homemade recipe of Soft Shell Clam Steamers with Garlic Herb Butter will give you a nice and tasty Soft Shell Clam for the appetizer for you and all of the members in your family. Do try!!
One of the favorite kinds of food is seafood. Many people love to have seafood not only for its delicious taste but also for its high content of nutrients such as proteins and minerals. From oyster, crab, lobster to shrimp and clam, people no matter young or old enjoy having seafood for tasty meal during the weekdays or weekend with the family.
One kind of seafood that is loved by many is soft shell clams. With their thin, fragile, white shells, soft shell clams are absolutely sweet and salty in flavor and their flesh is so juicy and soft that lots of people love having them for the appetizers.
The way to cook these soft shell clams are so easy that you just need garlic, herb ,butter, a pinch of salt and some white wine to steam the soft shell clams. What you can’t stop enjoying until the last drop is the tasty and salty clam juice. It is so tempting and appetizing at the same time. Enjoy!!
Besides using Garlic Herb Butter, you can cook the soft shell clams with Thai Style Steamed Clams. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare and another 10 minutes to cook, so altogether you just spend 20 minutes of your precious time.
The Thai Steamed Clams are really great because of its spicy, sour, nice aroma, and appetizing flavor. Besides the spices for the ingredients, there is an ultimate ingredient, which is the coconut water, for the great taste of your Thai Steamed Clams. The coconut water strengthens the excellent sweetness to the dish and really goes well with the nice aroma of lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves.
For Thai Steamed Clam, you need to have the ingredients such as 12 oz of cleaned up and scrubbed soft shell clams, 1 stalk of white part only and cut diagonally of lemongrass, 3 slices of galangal, 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, 6 of lightly pounded of bird’s eye chilies, ½ cup of coconut water, 2 teaspoons of lime juice, ¼ teaspoon of fish sauce or up to your taste.
Last but not least is 6 of a little bit bruised of kaffir lime leaves. Now, you are ready to cook the soft shell clams with Thai Style.
First of all, you need to prepare a large flat base frying pan and the cooking oil. And then, the large flat base frying pan is heated up with the cooking oil. Put the lemongrass, galangal, bird’s eye chilies into the large flat base frying pan when the cooking oil is already hot. Make several fast stirs.
Next, the soft shell clams are put into the large flat base frying pan and they are stirred to mix well followed by the coconut water. Then, the kaffir lime leaves are put into the large flat base frying pan and the large flat base frying pan is covered.
After that, the soft shell clams are cooked for more or less 2-3 minutes or until all of the clams are opened up. Finally, put the fish sauce and lime juice into the large flat base frying pan and they are stirred to mix properly. Dish them out. Now, your Thai Steamed Soft Shell Clams are ready and you quickly serve your Thai Steamed Soft Shell Clams.
Another way to cook the soft shell clams is using ginger. You will find out how to make Ginger and Clam Soup. As usual, you need to have the ingredients such as 1 ½ cups of water, 1 ½ inch piece and chopped into thin matchstick strips of fresh ginger, 1 lb of cleaned up and scrubbed of clams, 1 tablespoon of Chinese rice wine, a dash of white pepper and some salt. Now, let’s cook it.
So, the water is brought to a boil and the ginger and clams are put into the pot. And then, the pot is covered and you just cook them for more or less 3-5 minutes or until all of the clams are opened up. The Chinese rice wine, pepper and salt up to your taste are also put into the pot. Dish them out and quickly serve The Ginger and Clam Soup.
HOW MANY CALORIES OF SOFT SHELL CLAMS PER SERVING?
COURSE : APPETIZER
CUISINE : AMERICAN
KEYWORD : STEAMER RECIPE
PREP TIME : 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME : 5 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME : 15 MINUTES
SERVINGS : 2 PEOPLE
CALORIES : 174 CALORIES
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- ¼ cup of white wine
- 1 ½ lbs of cleaned and scrubbed of soft shell clams
- 1 tablespoon of chopped flat leaf of Italian parsley
- Salt up to your taste
- Prepare a small pot and the melted butter. And then, the small pot is heated up and the melted butter is put into the small pot. The garlic is sautéed until you smell its nice aroma, and just make sure it is not browned. The soft shell clams are put into the small pot, and they are stirred to mix properly. The white wine is poured into the small pot and the small pot is covered with its lid.
- When all of the soft shell clams are opened up, quickly put the parsley and salt to your taste. Now, your Homemade Soft Shell Clams are ready and they are quickly served. Remember, a thin grey membrane is covered the Soft Shell Clams. So, the thin, grey membrane must be removed completely before you enjoy the Soft Shell Clams.