New England Steamer Clams Recipe

Equipment: Large Pot
Prep time: 10 m
Cook Time: 6 m

Recipe for New England Steamer Clams

No lobster dinner is complete without New England steamers. Maine soft-shell clams are the best for steaming. There is nothing like a big -bowlful of steamers and an ice cold beer!


  • 5 lbs. Steamer Clams
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Pounds Butter


  1. In small saucepan melt butter. Set aside.
  2. In large soup pot or stockpot bring water and salt to a boil.
  3. Add steamer clams. Cover pot and steam just until clams open.
  4. Pour the steamed clams into a large bowl. Reserve the broth and place in a separate bowl.
  5. To eat the clams dip in the clam broth then in the melted butter. Eat the bellies and necks.

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