Basque Steamed Clams Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 servings


  • 4 quarts Cherrystone clams
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup water, or additional clam liquid
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to cook Basque Steamed Clams:
  • Wash clams thoroughly and place in a large kettle. Add remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes or until clams open. Discard any unopened clams.
  • Serve the Basque Steamed Clams hot in individual bowls, accompanied by thick slices of French, Italian or Sourdough bread and a green salad.


The Basque Steamed Clams recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.
The Spanish name for this recipe is Almejas Guisadas.

Tips on how to prepare clams for cooking.

This recipe for Basque Steamed Clams serves/makes: 6 servings

The Basque Steamed Clams recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Clams (more Clams recipes)
Preparation Method: Steamed (more Steamed recipes)
Cuisine: Spanish (more Spanish recipes)

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