Beer Steamed Clams

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings


  • 24 Clams
  • 2 Tbsp fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 12 oz Beer
  • chopped Garlic
  • 1 stick Butter


Place clams in the bottom of a clam steamer or deep boiling pot. Add beer. Beer level should be only 1-2 inches from kettle/pot bottom. Cover and bring beer to a boil and steam until top clams barely open (about 3-5 minutes). Do not over-cook, as clams will become undesirably tough and rubbery. Serve with garlic butter, prepared by sauteing chopped garlic and fresh parsley with a melted stick of butter.