When choosing which type of seafood to plan for dinner, we generally chose one of the most common available — salmon, shrimp or maybe scallops. However, there’s an ocean of fish and shellfish that are both nutritious and tasty.
Clams are particularly rich in iron. In fact, a 3-ounce serving of clams has about 24 milligrams of iron, which is 129% of the daily recommended value. Iron is important for both gut health and for women with regular menstrual periods to prevent anemia. Eating seafood, red meat and egg yolks helps to ensure you’re getting enough iron in your diet.
Due to the lower fat content in clams, cooking them in ghee ensures the meal will contain plenty of healthy fats to keep you satisfied! Pair these clams with a glass of wine (if you choose) and a side salad for a splendid dinner!
Steamed Garlic Clams Recipe
Protein: 22g / %
Carbs: 9g / %
Fat: 23g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 1 1/2 lb. soft shell clams, cleaned and scrubbed
- 3 tbsp. ghee
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp. flat-leaf parsley, minced
- Lemon wedge
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Heat ghee in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Sauté the garlic until fragrant, then pour in the wine.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer until half the liquid evaporates.
- Pour in the stock, add the clams, and cover.
- Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until clams are fully opened.
- Serve topped with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.