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beer steamed clams in large staub with bread

Simple Beer Steamed Clams

This summer meal couldn't be any easier.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute meal, beer, clams, lager, seafood, shellfish, steamed
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 (16-ounce) can lager beer
  • 3 pounds littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • loaf crusty bread, warmed, for serving


  • Add the beer to a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the clams to the pot and cover.
  • Steam the clams until they open, about 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon transfer the clams to a large serving bowl.
  • Serve clams with bread. Garnish with herbs like fennel, chives and parsley if desired.