My daughter loves shellfish. I can remember the first time she tried one… she was 2 1/2, sitting in her highchair and grabbed a mussel off of my plate. From that day on whenever I would go to a fish market to grab something for dinner she would yell ‘clams!’
This is a super easy recipe that I’ve used on anything from clams, to mussels, even shrimp.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1/2 cup chopped leeks
3 cloves of garlic
1 (12-ounce) beer
Freshly chopped parsley
36 little neck clams in shells, scrubbed
**make sure shells are tightly sealed shut. If you see one open tap the shell on your counter, if it closes up it’s okay to use. If it stays open, it means its dead and you need to discard it.