Glorious Garlic: Garlic steamed clams
Yield: 2 servings
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 garlic cloves, chopped
2 small shallots, minced
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup clam juice
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons minced thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 pounds Manila or littleneck clams or mussels, scrubbed
2 tablespoons minced parsley
Crusty bread, for serving (optional)
Method of Preparation
1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook garlic and shallots until golden brown, about 8–10 minutes.
2. Add wine, clam juice, butter, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Add clams and cook, covered, until shells open, 3–4 minutes. Stir in parsley and serve with bread.