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Steamed Little Neck Clams with Parmesan Cheese

Last week I bought a dozen of Little Neck clams on sale for $3.99. There are many names of hard shell clams available in US and A. Clams can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, baked or fried: the method of preparation depends partly on the size and species of the clam.Little Neck clams are small, hard-shelled clams with a shell diameter of less than 2 inches. They are harvested on both the East and West coasts of the United States. These clams have a slightly chewy texture and a flavor that runs from sweet to salt.I decided to steam the Little Neck clams with Parmesan cheese and the results of this simple dish is naturally scrumptious!!


1 dozen Little Neck clams
1 lemon,cut into 1/4
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
handful cut cilantro

1:Wash the clams under cold water. Scrub the shells with a brush if necessary.Placed clean clam in an aluminum plate or tray.Then sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the clams.
2:Prepare steamer with water at high heat.When water is rolling boil,place the clam on the steamer,let it's steam for 5-10 minutes until the clams have opened. Throw away any unopened clams.
3:Remove clams from steamer and sprinkle some cut cilantro.Serve clams warm with lemon wedges.Drink the juice or soup from the steamed clams,it's absolutely sweet!



Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...
October 1, 2009 at 2:27 AM

Use cheese to steam clam, how a good idea, I gonna to try this out soon. Thanks for sharing.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...
October 1, 2009 at 4:17 AM

How clever!! Who would have thought of steaming clams with cheese? I just had some last week, steamed with garlic, chilli and huatiao wine. Next time I will try your version. I agree ... the clams give such a sweet soupy gravy! Love your blog!

ICook4Fun said...
October 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM

I wonder how this taste like because I know the Italian will not add cheese to seafood dish.

mycookinghut said...
October 1, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Looks good to me !! :)

daphne said...
October 2, 2009 at 5:50 AM

wah! I can just imagine the sweet and salty of this dish- NICE!

Little Corner of Mine said...
October 2, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Looks good! Would love to try some!

tigerfish said...
October 2, 2009 at 5:27 PM

I never thought of steaming them. I usually do a quick stir-fry with these little clams.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
October 3, 2009 at 1:18 AM

U welcome:) I think lala would taste good wt

The Little:
Thank you for dropping by and your kind words:) Hope you like it:)

I tried an Italian seafood nearby on Labor Day and they make their Steamer wt some cheese.I think it's sauce taste like cheese but dunno what type of's really awesome!!


yes it's sweet eating the clam and salty when tasting the cheese..


talking about stir-fry ,I love wt extra spicy sauce!!

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