Dinner for One: Pan Roasted Clams

Its Giada Day!  I searched through the recipes looking for an easy weeknight dinner for one.  I love getting “Pot of clams” when I go to the Bluewater Grill and decided to give this a try.  Super simple, super easy and quick.


  • 1 1/2 lbs. manila clams, scrubbed and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh flat leaf Italian Parsley
  • 1/8 cup (1/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 ciabatta roll

In a medium flat frying pan, heat pan on medium high heat.  Add clams and cover to cook, shaking the pan to distribute heat to open up clams for about 3 minutes.  Discard any clams that do not open.  Remove clams to a bowl, sprinkle with the parsley; leaving the juices in the pan.  Add butter, thyme, lemon and orange zest and red pepper to pan and cook on medium heat until butter is melted. Pour the sauce over the clams.  Add the ciabatta roll to the pan, moving it around to get the rest of the sauce for grilling bread until crispy.  Make sure to use the bread to soak up all the juices. So easy and delicious. Done in 20 minutes or less.20180905_201440.jpg

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