Go Back

Coconut & Lemongrass Broth Clams

Asian inspired Coconut Broth Clams with lemongrass is wonderful when paired with bread for dipping all that delicious broth!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Servings: 4



  • 2 Lbs Little Neck Clams Scrubbed
  • Cold Water For Soaking
  • 3 tbsp Nomad Sea Salt

Grilled Bread

  • 1 Baguette
  • Nomad Extra Virgin Olive Oil For brushing
  • Nomad Fleur de Sel To Taste

Coconut Lemongrass Broth

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil Can use Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Red Onion Thinly Sliced
  • 2 tbsp Nomad Vietnamese Lemongrass Rub
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Ginger Minced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 Thai Chili Diced (optional)
  • 1 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce or Soy Sauce
  • 2 Cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Can Coconut Milk 13-14 oz


  • Scallion Thinly Sliced
  • Cilantro Chopped


Cleaning Clams

  • Pick through the clams and discard any that are open and do not close when firmly tapped–these clams are dead and should not be eaten. Add the rest to a colander.
  • Rinse and scrub the remaining live clams to remove any sand or barnacles from the shells.
  • Fill a bowl large enough to fit the colander with cold water and 3-4 tablespoons of salt for every 6 cups of water. Place the colander in the bowl of salt water and soak the clams for at least 1 hour, up to overnight, so they release any grit and sand. The colander allows the grit to fall to the bottom of the bowl. Live clams will filter the water while they push out any impurities in the process.
  • Transfer the clams in the colander to another large bowl of fresh water to desalt for 15-30 minutes.

Grilled Bread

  • Grill the bread: Slice the sourdough baguette into ½-inch pieces
  • Brush each slice with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Toast the bread on a grill pan over medium-high heat until golden brown and crusty, about 2 minutes per side. Set aside.

Coconut Lemongrass Broth

  • Make the coconut broth: Melt the coconut oil in a wok or large pan over medium heat. Add the red onion and cook until it starts to become translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the lemongrass to the wok, along with the ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Pour in the white wine and stir to deglaze the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the brown sugar, fish sauce, vegetable broth, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the clams, return to a boil, and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until all of the clams are fully opened. If any clams remain closed, discard them.
  • Divide the clams and broth between serving bowls. Garnish with scallions and cilantro and serve with the grilled bread for dipping.
  • Enjoy!


Nomad Chile Lime Seasoning

Want to try our Chile Lime Seasoning?

Just “Click-the-Pic”