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Butter Clams - Grilled

Serves 2.

Preheat grill to hot (medium high)

Use whatever appeals to you:
  • white Worcestershire
  • soy or low sodium soy
  • white wine
  • lemon juice
  • Maurer's mild ginger, or apple ginger
  • teriyaki
Let your taste buds wander.

butter clamsYou want 5-10 clams per person (10-20 halves), cleaned and ready to cook.

Place clams on a flat surface, shell side down.

green onions
Spread a few drops of melted butter, margarine or or extra virgin olive oil over each clam. (butter is best) Distribute about 1/2 cup (more or less) of chopped green onions over the clams.

Place clams shell side down on the grill.
Close lid and allow to broil several minutes, checking frequently.
Move clams around as necessary to allow clams to broil evenly. Add a splash of whatever sauce and continue to broil until they are right for you.

A couple of hints:
  • Not all clams will cook all at the same time.
  • Minimize selection of sauce at each grill.
  • Best eaten ASAP.
  • Enjoy with salad and your favorite veggie.
  • Save left over clams to reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Eugene Thrasher


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