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Inciocchite clams  Authentic recipe from Marches

Inciocchite clams, a new recipe idea to serve clams. This is a recipe made in Marches (Italy) with clams. It's very easy to do and tasty. The only ingredients you need to make this Italian shellfish dish are clams and salt. Authentic Mediterranean diet recipe.

Ingredients / Serves 6

  • 2kg (4.4 pounds) clams
  • Salt
  • Time:
    preparation: the time for cleaning clams
    cooking: 15 minutes
    total: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 60 (kcal) 3 % GDA (*)- 251 (kJ)
    Protein: 8.5 (g) 17 % GDA
    Total fat: 2.1 (g) 4 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 1.8 (g) 1 % GDA
    Sugars: 1.8 (g) 2 % GDA

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Marches-style clam or boiled clam recipe

Preparation and cooking

  • - Prepare clams.
    Dip your clams in salt water many times.
    At the end, dip them in water without salt.
  • - Cook clams.
    Bring abundant water to the boil.
    Wrap clams in a tea towel and put them in boiling water.
    Let water boil again and count 2 minutes.

Just before serving

  • - Take your tea towel out of the water, open it and serve your clams immediately distributed in indiwidual cup, still warm.



  • - The flavor of this clam dish is special for the warm water thay have inside but sometimes opening them can be laborious.

Menu planning

  • - It may be difficult to open clam shells. Remember to put a oyster knife among the other pieces of cutlery on the table. Besides you should put a plate for all empty shells on the table. But my tip is not to prepare this clam dish in your formal invitations :))
  • - This dish is a tasty appetizer according to a typical Italian menu.


What's the right wine for " Inciocchite clams "?

My husband and I pair a good white wine such as Verdicchio dei Castelli di Iesi. It's a wine from Marches. Interested in other wines or recipes from Marches? follow the link!