Paleo Friendly Dinner: Steamed Clams

I’ve recently begun the Paleo Diet to try to kick start a new healthier lifestyle!   I made some changes and substitutions to my usual Linguini & Clams to accommodate.   It’s not the easiest diet to follow and I miss certain things ( yes, already)  but I am off to a great start and really looking forward to seeing some results 


Julia’s Steamed Clams

2 Dozen little neck clams

1 cup clam juice

2 lemons

2.5 cups of white wine

6 cloves garlic

2 shallots or 2 yellow onions

2 Cups Chopped Spinach

1/4th Cup Water

Olive Oil/Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper





fresh basil

fresh parsley


Heat oil in large saute pan, roast garlic and shallots/onion until lightly browned.  Add thyme, basil, parsley and white wine and let simmer for 5-10 minutes on medium heat.  Add 1/4 cup water  & clam juice ( eye ball it if there isn’t enough liquid to steam clams add more wine/water.)  Add clams,  you can 1-2 cans canned clams as well. Cover and let steam for 10 minutes. Avoid rubberizing your clams by twirling the pan every so often.  Add spinach and let cook down at the 5-8 minute mark.  


Eat Immediately. This is not a dish you want to have sit and come to room temp.  For you NON Paleo’s a slice of multi grain, French or Italian bread compliments this VERY well.



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