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10 Quick Ways to Cook Clams at Home

I’ve always loved clams. During my childhood summers, my dad and I would spend the day clamming in the bay of Long Island’s South Fork. I can eat the briny, succulent shellfish by the dozens. Whether you poach them in wine, stuff them with bacon and breadcrumbs or add them to chowder and cioppino, clams are easy to cook and pair well with a variety of flavors.

Black Bean Clams

Wok-Tossed Clams in Black Bean Sauce

Once you prep all of your ingredients for this recipe, it comes together very quickly. Get the recipe >>>



Clams & Lobster Enchilado

This Flo-ribbean-Cuban-inspired enchilado is typically served over rice, but I always serve it over rigatoni to soak up all the sauce. Get the recipe >>>



Linguine with clams

Classic Linguine with Clam Sauce

Resist the urge to fussy up this classic pasta dish. It’s elegant enough to impress, yet incredibly easy to throw together. Get the recipe >>>



Red Clam Sauce with Vermicelli

Lidia’s Vermicelli with Red Clam Sauce

Vermicelli cooks as quickly as the clams do, so have your ingredients ready and the water boiling when you are ready to start cooking the sauce. Get the recipe >>>



Spanish-Style Baked Clams

Spanish-Style Baked Stuffed Clams

This is one of my favorite clam recipes, the more Spanish version of clams casino. Get the recipe >>>



Clams with Soy Butter

Manila Clams with Soy Butter

This well-traveled Japanese favorite is the most basic and often replicated izakaya clam recipe that I can think of. Get the recipe >>>


Ragout of Clams

Ragout of Clams with Spinach, Sausage and Orzo

This one-dish meal has it all: rich Italian sausage, briny clams, leafy greens and rice-like pasta to soak up the delicious juices. Get the recipe >>>



Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

This classic chowder is rich, creamy and filled with fresh cherrystone clams. It’s a meal in a bowl that’s perfect for feeding a crowd. Get the recipe >>>



Shellfish Paella

Simple Shellfish Paella

The pairing of sausage and shellfish in this traditional and super-easy Spanish paella is a sublime combination. Get the recipe >>>




Ciopinno with Clams, Mussels & Shrimp

This version of cioppino, a classic Italian-American fish stew, is packed with incredible tomato flavor and lots of succulent seafood. Get the recipe >>>



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