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Spicy Clams Italiano

A simple, delicious, flavorful spicy Clams Italiano dish that's sure to please the appetite. Can be used as an appetizer, or a main dish served with pasta.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 2
Author: CJ


  • 1/2 cup real butter
  • 5 large cloves of fresh garlic coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon heaping dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon heaping dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 36-50 fresh clams


  • Prep fresh clams by placing them in cool tap water and adding 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.
  • Heat butter over skillet on medium high heat until melted. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add white wine and spices until simmering. Add clams and cover.
  • Cook over medium heat until clams open, approximately 5-10 minutes until clams open. Discard any clams that do not open.
  • Serve in bowls and ladle broth over them!