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May 26

Fanny Bay Oysters

Lemon Dill Clam Steamers

Posted by Fanny Bay Oysters

Steamed oysters in a bowl

One of the classic styles of steamers, a Lemon Dill clam steamer is a great dish to serve on all occasions. It’s tangy flavors pair perfectly with the sweet meats of Manila clams! Easy to prepare and even easier to eat, you’ll find yourself make this recipe every chance you get.


  • 1 lbs Manila Clams
  • 1 Tbsp chopped shallots
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup White wine
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Spice it up with chili flakes
  • (optional)


  • Put clams in deep a pan with wine, shallots, lemon juice and garlic on high heat Cover and let steam until clams start opening Add butter and dill then reduce to a sauce
  • Season with salt and pepper and the option of chili flakes
  • Make sure all the clam shells have opened before serving
  • Garnish with parsley, lemon and grilled bread