13 clam recipes
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
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. Then try our scallop recipes and mussels recipes.
Easy Clams Recipes
Try this spiced version of the famous clam dish spaghetti alle vongole. Inspired by Sabrina Ghayor's travels in Venice, it nods to the old Venetian love for importing spice.
Get a taste of the Spanish Camino with this elegant seafood dish from My Million Pound Menu winner, Pilgrim.
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. We have plenty more spaghetti recipes over here.
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.
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.
This impressive clam 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. We have more posh pasta recipes where this came from.
Put clams at the centre of this dish and serve with punchy chorizo. This vibrant 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. We have many more midweek meal ideas here.
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 more of our favourite soup recipes.
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.
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. Love mussels? We have lots more mussels recipes.
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. We have lots more linguine recipes if that's what you're after.
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.
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.