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

Clam linguine with turmeric and coriander

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.

Linguine with clams, turmeric and coriander

Linguine alle vongole

The crunchy, chilli-laced pangrattato adds an extra kick to the salty, gloriously glossy sauce made from emulsified clam juice and extra virgin olive oil.

Linguine with clams and chilli in a bowl with a fork on the side

Roasted hake with clams, cider sauce and dill oil

Get a taste of the Spanish Camino with this elegant seafood dish from My Million Pound Menu winner, Pilgrim.

Roast Hake Recipe With Clams and Dill Oil Pilgrim My Million Pound Menu

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. We have plenty more spaghetti recipes over here.

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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.

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 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.

clam linguine with chilli and garlic

Drunken clams with chorizo

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.

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 more of our favourite soup recipes.

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.

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. Love mussels? We have lots more mussels recipes.

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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. We have lots more linguine recipes if that's what you're after.

Spaghetti with clams and gremolata in a pan

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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