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Lemongrass Coconut Clams by Annie Nguyen

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Lemongrass Coconut Clams by Annie Nguyen


Seattle foodie and friend to Taylor Shellfish, Annie Nguyen, has sent us another amazing recipe from her home kitchen. Clams make for an amazing fall/winter family meal, especially when inhanced with a rich creamy coconut sauce! Remember that the pot you pick needs to be able to fit all the clams once they've started to open, bigger is always better in this case!

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Feeds 2-3 people (Want to feed more? We always estimate 1-1.5lb per person if it's the main portion of your meal!)


  • 3lb Manila clams
  • 2tbsp canola oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 white end lemongrass stalks, peeled and minced
  • 2tbsp ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 Thai birdeye chilis, thinly sliced
  • 14oz coconut milk
  • 1cup chicken stock
  • 1tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2tsp fish sauce
  • 3tbsp green onions, sliced
  • Ground pepper (to taste)


Heat a large pot or dutch oven on medium heat, add the canola oil, garlic, ginger, chilis, and lemongrass. Saute for 1-2mins until garlic slowly goldens. Add the coconut milk and chicken stock, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Add your manila clams, fresh squeezed lime juice and fish sauce. Slowly stir and cover the pot for another 10minutes. Garnish with green onion and ground black pepper. Serve with sourdough bread to soak it all up!

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