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Coconut Green Curry Steamed Clams recipe. A recipe for Coconut Green Curry Steamed Clams. Coconut Green Curry Steamed Clams garnished with fresh lime juice. I had never really messed around in the kitchen with clams until last year when I started becoming obsessed with paella. Now, I am pretty into them, and this recipe we have for you today is like a delicious clam dream. First lets talk about when a clam made me scream. I didn’t know this, obviously because I am naive concerning clams, but they can move in their little shells. I was preparing my seafood for my paella and scrubbing the shells of my clams. Some of clams had little bits of seaweed sticking out the seams. I decided it would be a good idea to just pull the little bit of seaweed out. Instead what happened, is my little shell friend pulled the seaweed back into its clam, and there by shifting it’s weight in the shell, and there by seriously freaking me out. I dropped the little guy into the sink and screamed and ran. This, is sad. I feel stupid screaming, I feel stupid not knowing. When things move in your hands you don’t think should move it is scary, so at least give me that. Now that I have told you my story, hopefully you newbies with clams will be aware of the fact that these things can happen. I leave you with Coconut & Green Curry Steamed Clams.
♥ Teri

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Coconut & Green Curry Steamed Clams
Serves 2 to 3

2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons Thai green curry paste (or whichever flavor you prefer)
1 shallot, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced lemongrass
1 teaspoon minced ginger
10 grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
2/3 cup clam juice
1 cup coconut milk
1 lb. manila clams, scrubbed clean
salt and pepper to taste
lime zest
serrano pepper, thinly sliced
lime wedges

1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add curry paste, shallot, garlic, lemongrass, and ginger and fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add the tomatoes, lime juice and sugar and sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Stir in clam juice and coconut juice and bring to a boil.
5. Add clams and cover with a lid for about 5 to 7 minutes or until most or all clams have opened.
6. Top with lime zest, sliced serrano and lime wedges. Serve immediately.

  1. Melissa S Not Specified Not Specified

    I make a very similar recipe but with mussels. It’s a little bit of heaven in every bite!

  2. Bev @ Bev Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my word stop it. Actually don’t.

  3. Sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    Agree w/Melissa… was just thinking the same thing. perfect for this cold and windy weather :)

  4. Garry Not Specified Not Specified

    Such a funny story!! I would have paid money to see this..
    Clams are alive!!
    And a great sounding dish.. Perfect for the winter nights up here in the Pacific Northwest!


  5. tara Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my god those look delicious!!

  6. Katie @ Blonde Ambition Not Specified Not Specified

    Hahaha my friends and I loooved Marcel the Shell when we first discovered it! Not gonna lie, that would definitely freak me out too! That curry sauce sounds heavenly.

  7. sabina Not Specified Not Specified

    Hey, I really enjoy your blog and your pictures

  8. The Life of Clare Not Specified Not Specified

    You photos are stunning! This looks absolutely delicious! I wonder how mussels would go?

  9. PolaM Not Specified Not Specified

    That is a little freaky! And these clams instead are not: in fact I would dig in there right now!

  10. freshair boutique Not Specified Not Specified

    i love your blog! it makes me want to try every recipe and eat, eat, eat…


  11. taylor Not Specified Not Specified

    oh YUUUUM

  12. Amanda Not Specified Not Specified

    I would have done the exact same thing if that had happened to me!!! You are so good to share it… gives me hope that one day I can tackle clams. Even if I am screaming the whole time! :)

  13. Karen A Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve only had clams once in my life but I loved them! This looks amazing to try!

  14. Rebecca @ Pavlova's Dog Not Specified Not Specified

    It’s probably a sign of how good these are that I’m reading this at 23:42, having eaten dinner and dessert, and then a cup of tea (and maybe an orange, but who counts fruit?). So it’s late and I’m not hungry. But man, I could eat a whole bowl of these right now.

  15. Shut Up and Cook Not Specified Not Specified

    You have combined so many of my favorite flavors in this dish…gotta try it!

  16. Candida Not Specified Not Specified

    This was SO delicious! My boyfriend and I made it on Saturday night – and then adapted it slightly (with the leftover curry paste) to include salmon and rice on Sunday. I’ll definitely be making this again (and again).

  17. KATE Not Specified Not Specified

    Your food photography always makes me hungry! This dish sounds divine. Thanks for the kitchen inspiration!


  18. Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up Not Specified Not Specified

    I would do the same. I would freak. I can see it in my head right now. Really funny.

    The clams look great. Curry anything has me drooling.

  19. Allison Day Not Specified Not Specified

    Aw, I totally would have done the exact same thing! And then I would have made my boyfriend finish washing them and putting them in the pot. ;) This sounds delicious though, totally worth any clam freak-outs that might happen. :D

  20. Sara @ The Cozy Herbivore Not Specified Not Specified

    Whoa, that must have been the WEIRDEST feeling. I’m so glad it all turned out okay, though– these look delicious! Love the green curry. So vibrant on a chilly winter day…

  21. Janice Not Specified Not Specified

    If you are allergic to seafood could you replace the seafood with chicken? Looks so delicious!

  22. Melody Scott Not Specified Not Specified

    Great story, did it have legs too? (Clams got legs, a long bit in BC comics…ok, now I’ve dated myself, I’m old.) I love all flavors Thai, and this looks so delicious, I’m buying lemongrass and coconut milk on my next trip to the big city, and bookmarking this now!

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  25. Ruby Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks absolutely delicious. Awesome shot as well. I’ll be making this one very soon.

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