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Garlic Butter Clams Recipe

Garlic Butter Clams Recipe

In less than 20 minutes, you will have amazing seafood! This garlic butter clams recipe is a super simple boiled recipe anyone can make.

Course Appetizer
Keyword garlic butter clams recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 30 clams
Calories 85 kcal


  • 30 Clams
  • 2 Lemons
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil chopped


  1. Prior to cooking, be sure to rinse the clams. Place them in a large bowl with water and let them sit for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse to get rid of any sand.

  2. In a deep skillet (or pot), begin to melt 3 Tbsp of butter. Add minced garlic; saute until fragrant.

  3. Add water, remaining butter and clams. Bring to a gentle boil. Cover and continue to cook for another 7-8 minutes (or until the clams have opened).

  4. Remove from heat and top with the juice of 1 lemon and fresh basil.

  5. Serve with additional lemon wedges if desired.

Recipe Notes

Calories: 85 per serving
Net Carbs:  3 g

The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.