White Wine Clams Steamed in Tinfoil Packets

Make it for a quick dinner or an appetizer, no matter what you do with these clams you’ll absolutely love them, especially with some crusty bread to mop up the juices.

White Wine Clams Steamed in Tinfoil Packets

I feel very accomplished. I finally forced myself to clean out all the closets in the house, the linen closet, the shoe closet and most importantly Briana’s closet. It’s amazing how much stuff a family of three can accumulate, borderline hoarding. I never considered myself to be the person who saves everything but I am not a waster either. For some reason I found this tedious task almost cleansing. I packed 3 large garbage bags worth of clothes, shoes and other items and donated everything to the goodwill. It feels good.

White Wine Clams Steamed in Tinfoil Packets

So how about these clams?

Whether you are a clam lover or just learning to love them, this recipe delivers and surely satisfies. It’s important to soak the clams in cold water for about 20 min before cooking to get rid of the sand, otherwise you might end up with sandy broth. I like to make toasted bread rubbed with garlic to mop up the delicious broth  inside the pouches. The combination of white wine, butter, herbs and the natural juices from the clams is so good, I can drink it with a spoon.

White Wine Clams Steamed in Tinfoil Packets   White Wine Clams Steamed in Tinfoil Packets

I love fun foods. These clams are definitely in the fun food category. What’s not fun about opening up a steaming pouch of deliciousness and eat right out of it with minimal cleanup. You can throw the shells right back into the tinfoil if you please. Such a fabulous recipe for a backyard get together.

White Wine Clams Steamed in Tinfoil Packets

Have a fantastic week.

Kathy Sig 2


White Wine Clams Steamed in Tinfoil Packets


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Serves: 2

  • 2 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 6 tbsp white wine (a little more than a ¼ cup)
  • 2 tbsp Earth Balance spread (or butter)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup chorizo, chopped (optional)
  • aluminum foil
  1. Preheat the grill to high.
  2. Tear off 4 15 inch pieces of aluminum foil. Stack two sheets together for each packet and pull up the edges to form a bowl shape.
  3. Divide the clams evenly amongst the packets.
  4. Top each packet with 3 tbsp of white wine, 1 tbsp earth balance, fresh parsley and chorizo (if using).
  5. Gather the edges of the foil on top and seal.
  6. Cook on the grill about 12-15 minutes.
  7. Serve straight from the packet with toasted garlic bread.




  1. says

    Doesn’t it feel so good to get rid of thing?! I seem to always be getting rid of things at the same time I am accumulating things, which means I always have too much stuff. I’ve never tried clams before, but you are making me want them because these looks delicious!

  2. says

    Yay way to go Kathy :) Purging is totally the best feeling and a great reminder that it’s time we sorted through our stuff again too. These clams sound amazing! What an awesome idea to steam them on the grill! Love it!

  3. says

    I just love closet purging! We did that before we moved, and I was finding old t-shirts of Shawn’s from high school! Time to get rid of them. Now there’s enough room in the closets to actually move the clothes around so I can see them. Before they were so packed I could barely pull them out.

    These clams sound delicious! Shawn absolutely loves clams! I love that this way he can do them on the grill too! Will definitely be grilling up some bread right next to these foil packets. yum!
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  4. says

    I love a good clean and purge of the closets 😀 I seem to always put it off and then have lots to donate. Then it seems that the kids grow so fast that it is hard to keep up with what fits and doesn’t. Maybe I need to add that to my to do list before summer is over.
    I’ve never made clams at home, but these look delicious. I know my husband would love this recipe! Pinning
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  5. says

    Well done you cleaning out the closet, I usually do a giant Spring clean, still got a few months to go. Yay! :)
    I love this recipe, likie the foil steam, simple and you dont have as much washing up to do either. Shall add it to my weekly shopping and have a crack at it this weekend. Happy Tuesday. Cheers, Anna
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  6. says

    I have only had fried clams, and I don’t think those count! ha! I am really intrigued by this, they make a beautiful presentation! We have dinner guests coming this week, I think I am adding this to the menu!
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  7. says

    I also loveeee the feeling after you’ve got some old stuff out the house and cleaned up. It makes you feel lighter! It’s surprising how much accumulates over the years! And donating to goodwill is the best thing you could do. It’s a dually awesome feeling of cleaning/giving!

    These clams look gorgeous! I love the photos too. The fact that you said “mop” up the juices is amazing because that’s exactly what I’d want to do :)
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