EASY STEAMED CLAMS
2 lbs. live clams
2 cloves garlic, lightly mashed
2 Tbs. Oil
2 Tbs. butter
Rinse clams in running water for a few minutes. Drain in colander. In a 10 quart pot, place oil and garlic and fry just until garlic starts to turn brown.
Place clams in pot and cover. DO NOT ADD ANY WATER. As soon as it starts steaming, shake pot to stir clams. Hold down the cover! Do this again after steaming another 3 minutes. As soon as the clams open, remove from heat. Add chopped parsley and additional butter if you desire.