Steamed Clams with Garlic/Butter/Thyme Broth
Our trip to Costco also granted us a bag of littleneck clams.
I wanted to try something a bit different, so I thought
it would be fun to cook up some clams.
I found a clam and tomato broth recipe, but at the last
minute I altered the plan. One...it was too
similar to the recipe I used for the red snapper the other day.
Two..I wanted to use butter and garlic!
I looked at several recipes online, and then just
used the basic components from a few of them.
I used grape seed oil, garlic, white wine, thyme,
parsley and red pepper flakes.
After about 7-8 minutes of steaming, almost all of the clams opened.
I think we only had about 5 that didn't and therefore I discarded them.
Plated simply in a bowl, to hold the broth, I added
some crusty bread. Dutchess came up with a saying...
"dip it. clam it. stuff it!"
Dip the bread into the broth, put a clam on it, then stuff it into your mouth!!!!
Zachary was a trooper, and he ate about 5 clams, then bailed for
a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
I can't blame him. At least he gave them a try.
Dutchess and I loved the garlicy goodness,
and we ate almost the whole sack.
Feed, the flock was!