Clams on the Grill
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An impressive and super easy way to prepare clams to enjoy on a lazy summer day. Clams pack incredible nutritional benefits. Try this instead of chips and dip at your next get together.
Cuisine: Seafood
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 2 pounds of little neck clams (about 30-36)
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • handful of chopped parsley
  1. Store clams in refrigerator until ready to prepare.
  2. Scrub clams well with brush under cold water.
  3. Discard clams that are broken or are not closed all the way. A live clam should be closed. If open, it is not alive and should not be eaten. A live clam may be slightly open, but should close promptly if tapped on the side. If it closes, it is alive.
  4. Place clams directly on medium heat grill.
  5. After 8-10 minutes, the clams should pop open.
  6. Carefully remove them from grill with tongs.
  7. If a clam does open after about 12 minutes, do not eat and discard.
  8. Mix melted butter and olive oil together and stir in parsley.
  9. Pour oil mixture over clams and enjoy with small fork.
Recipe by Dining With A Doc at