Clams in Garlic Butter Recipe with Soda Bread

11 ways with clams

  • Easy

Served steamed, in the classic chowder, or added to pasta dishes as a seafood twist, clams are a really versatile ingredient. Serve them in garlic butter, XO sauce, or even spaghetti alla vongole with samphire

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Make one of our best fresh clams recipes for an easy seafood supper. Try our inventive ideas including steamed clams and clam chowder or try linguine and clams for an easy midweek meal.

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  • British clams are in season from September to April

Spaghetti alle Vongole with samphire

Add to your spaghetti repertoire with this spaghetti alle vongole (it makes a classic Italian supper). The clams are cooked in dry white wine, which combined with the natural clam juice and samphire make a lovely rich sauce for the pasta. Plenty more spaghetti recipes here.

Spaghetti Alle Vongole Recipe With Samphire

Clams with quick XO sauce

Clams are in their prime in the more wintery months, so give this clams recipe a go with a quick and punchy XO sauce. XO sauce originates from Hong Kong and is traditionally made with dried shrimps and scallops. Check out more of our seafood recipes here.

Clams With Quick XO Sauce Recipe

Garlic chilli clams recipe on sourdough toast

Make the most of clams in our easy, low calorie garlic chilli clams dish with crunchy sourdough toast. Try this impressive seafood recipe for a weekend lunch.

Fresh Clam Recipe with Chilli and Soughdough Toast

Linguine with clams, chilli and garlic

This impressive clams recipe makes an effortless dinner party pasta dish. Look for the small, sweet palourde (also called carpet-shell) clams either sustainably harvested or farmed off the south coast. If you've not cooked them before, don't worry they are very easy and worth the effort, the finished dish is divine. More posh pasta recipes here.

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Drunken clams with chorizo

Put clams at the centre of this dish and serve with punchy chorizo. Our vibrant clams recipe is low in calories and ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for a midweek meal. Serve with crusty bread and eat straight from the pan, if you like. Many more midweek meal ideas here.

Clams Recipe With Chorizo And Beer

New England clam chowder recipe with oyster crackers

Want to make the most of clams while they're in season? Try them in this thick and creamy sauce with the salty sweet flavours of bacon and clams (it's an American classic). Oyster crackers are small, salted crackers added to the top of the soup, a bit like croutons. Check out our best soup recipes here.

New England Clam Chowder Recipe With Oyster Crackers

Clams in garlic butter recipe with parsley soda bread

Clams are in season from September to April – this easy recipe pairs them with garlicky butter and homemade crusty soda bread. Check out more of our fish recipes here.

Clams in Garlic Butter Recipe with Soda Bread

Clams, mussels and chorizo with fino and aïoli

Make the most of clams in this quick classic shellfish soup made easy. Mussels and clams are cooked in sherry and finished off with garlic mayo, aïoli. Serve with slices of baguette for dunking. More mussels recipes here.

Clams, Mussels and Chorizo Recipe with Fino and Aïoli Recipe

Spaghetti with clams and gremolata

Liven up clams in this dish with gremolata, ideal for an easy meal for two. This quick seafood recipe would work equally well with linguine. Many more linguine recipes here.

Spaghetti with Clams and Gremolata Recipe

Pork and clams recipe with tomatoes

A quick and easy casual fish supper with clams recipe, perfect for a dinner party with friends. This classic Spanish dish combines the fresh sea flavour of clams with the warm, spicy heat of chorizo. Check out our best pork recipes here.

Clams Recipe with Pork and Tomatoes

Clams cooked in cider with smoked bacon, chorizo, parsley and chilli

Put clams are the heart in this seafood recipe. This dish needs to be cooked and eaten straight away, so have your guests in situ whilst you do the cooking. Clams aren’t expensive and are wonderful paired with bacon, chorizo, herbs and chilli.

Clams in Cider Recipe with Smoked Bacon, Chorizo and Chilli
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