Step-by-Step Guide to Making Easy Steamed Cockle Clams at Home

If you're looking for a quick and easy seafood dish that's sure to impress, look no further than steamed cockle clams. With their succulent and flavorful meat, they're the perfect addition to any seafood feast. And the best part? Making steamed cockle clams at home is easier than you might think!

In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through the process of making delicious and easy steamed cockle clams at home, using a simple recipe from Four Star Seafood. Whether you're a seafood lover or a beginner in the kitchen, this guide will help you make a delicious and impressive dish that's sure to become a family favorite. So grab your ingredients and let's get started!


  • 2 lbs fresh cockle clams, scrubbed clean
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Rinse the cockle clams thoroughly under cold running water, and discard any clams that are open or cracked.

  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine the white wine and butter, and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

  3. Add the parsley and garlic to the pot, and stir to combine.

  4. Add the cockle clams to the pot, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid, and steam the clams for 5-7 minutes, or until the shells have opened.

  6. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the steamed clams to a serving dish.

  7. Spoon some of the cooking liquid over the clams, and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Enjoy your delicious and easy steamed cockle clams!

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