Steamed White Wine Coconut Clams

According to this article, “Clams have an Amino Acid Score of 106, indicating that it is a complete/high quality protein, essential for building and repairing muscles and tissue”. I dug up all the clams myself that are used in this recipe, so I got my workout from digging and then repaired all my muscles and tissues by eating them afterwards! It may be a bit late in the year now to go digging clams, I did create this recipe a few weeks back, but clams and lots of other types of seafood are one of the best things to eat lots of when you are very active or do workouts! I like to always have some sort of fish or seafood on hand.

The best thing to do is base your meals around what’s on sale at the time. If one week salmon is on sale, make lots of salmon that week. If the next week shrimp is on sale, stock up and make some delicious shrimp dishes! The one thing I know for sure is, my recipes to be posted from now on and in the future are definitely going to be budget-friendly (even more so than they already were). We’re apartment hunting, and with all the new bills and money that come with a new apartment – that’s going to reflect my grocery budget and the recipes I make. But I’m kind of excited and motivated to create affordable meals and pay more attention to meal-planning, budgeting and creating less waste! It will definitely put my planning and organizing skills to the test!

If you’ve been reading my last few posts, you’ll know I have a camping trip coming up at the end of the month! Mom and I have been to the location twice to work on a bridge me made over the brook! We also brought a bunch of big, heavy rocks down to the area, which we’ll use for all kinds of stuff (ie: to place under our fire, to use as heat by warming them and setting them near us to sleep etc). We aren’t sure if there’s fish in the brook but we haven’t seen one yet, and we were there for 3 hours one day. We’re really hoping to catch one and cook it, but if not, we are bringing some food from home to cook! There is an apple tree just a little ways from our spot, but the apples are incredibly high up, so we’ll have to concoct something to get the apples down!

I’ll definitely update you guys and tell you about the camping trip after we have it! I think the plan is to go September 25th-27th. I’ll be publishing a post and recipe on the 28th! So right when I get back you’ll hear all about it!

Steamed White Wine Coconut Clams

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 20m
  • Serves: 2
  • Yield: 2 lbs clams


  • 2 lbs clams
  • 1/2 c Pinot Grigio or other white wine (+ 1 tbsp)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/8 c chopped fresh basil (+ more for garnish)
  • 1/4 c chopped fresh parsley (+ more for garnish)
  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • A few lemon slices


  1. Measure out 1/2 cup of the coconut cream at the top of the can and put into a bowl. Then stir the can to combine the cream with the water and measure out 1 cup of that and pour into a large pot.
  2. Sprinkle a little bit of the basil and parsley into the bowl and pour the rest into the pot.
  3. Put 1 tbsp lemon juice in the pot and the other in the bowl.
  4. Add your clams to the pot and set to medium-high heat.
  5. While that's cooking, add the 1 tbsp melted butter and 1 tbsp wine to your bowl and whisk.
  6. Keep an eye on your clams. They are done when the shells have opened up wide. Should take between 5-10 minutes.
  7. Once cooked, remove from heat. Gently plate clams using a slotted spoon. Then drizzle the mixture you just whisked over top. Garnish with extra herbs and lemon slices.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below, or take a photo and tag it on instagram or twitter with #itscrunchthyme


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