White Wine Steamed Clams
Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth: Season One: Jon Rowley's Seattle
- Active time:10 min
- Start to finish:20 min
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/3 cup sliced shallot (about 1 medium)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 5 lbs hard-shelled clams such as littlenecks
Heat oil in a 3 1/2- to 4-qt heavy pot over medium heat until it shimmers, then cook shallot and garlic, stirring occasionally, until shallot is softened, about 3 minutes.
Add wine and bring to a simmer, then add clams and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until clams open wide, 8 to 10 minutes.