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green curry clams

Green Curry Clams

Green Curry Clams is one of those recipes that always comes through and requires not a whole lot on your part. Creamy curry broth, tender clam meat, and a little spice make up this wonderful dish and guaranteed to be loved by all.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Seafood
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Jeri Mobley-Arias


  • 32 littleneck clams
  • 1½ tablespoons ghee or avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
  • 1½ tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
  • 2½ tablespoons Maesri Green Curry Paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¾ cup chicken broth, I use Bonafide Provisions
  • 2 kaffir limes leaves, ribs removed, thinly slices or 1½ teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk, I use Aroy-D
  • 1½ teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

To Serve

  • Jasmine rice
  • Crusty baguette


Fresh Farmed Clams

  • Discard clams that have cracked or missing pieces to its shell.
  • Scrub shells with a bristle pad or coarse sponge. Set aside until ready to cook.

Fresh Wild Clams

  • Discard clams that have cracked or missing pieces to its shell.
  • Place clams in a large mixing bowl and fill with water. Add ½ cup kosher salt and swirl until salt dissolves. Leave clams for 30 minutes then discard water. If a considerable amount of sand is released from clams, repeat cleaning again. Set aside until ready to cook.


  • In a skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat, add ghee or avocado oil and sauté ginger and garlic until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add green curry paste and brown sugar and cook for 1 minute. Mix well with garlic + ginger mixture.
  • Add chicken broth and coconut milk. Stir well and bring to a boil, then add clams and kaffir leaves or lime zest. Once mixture comes to a boil again, lower heat to a simmer and cover.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes or until clams have fully opened. Discard any clams that remain closed.
  • Add fish sauce and lime juice and stir.
  • Serve with jasmine rice and top with chopped cilantro.