Saturday, March 24, 2012

At Home: Grilled Clams

With this gorgeous Spring weather we are having, Keith wanted to bust out the grill to use for dinner last night. We got a good deal on some seafood from Costco and decided to make our own version of one of my favorite dishes that we had in Majorca, Spain - grilled clams.  Chill a bottle of your favorite white wine and read this next installment of What Micky Eats...At Home.

This recipe is super easy and if you do not have a grill, you can steam the clams in an oven as well.

Grilled Clams
  • 5 lb bag of live Little Neck clams
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Italian seasoning to taste

- Scrub clean and rinse thoroughly the clams.
- Toss clams onto a heated grill and cook until clams open, approx. 5 - 7 minutes.
- In a pan, melt butter and add garlic to sautée.  Add wine, lemon juice, herbs, salt & pepper and heat until simmering.
- Pour sauce all over cooked clams. Toss a bit in the bowl to coat each clam.  Cover to continue steaming until ready to serve.

Voila! Easy, delicious, grilled clams.  The flavor is spot on from what I remember from our trip to Spain.  Lemony, briny, with just a hint of garlic - not too over powering and the wine notes are accented by the full glass that I drink with it.  Eat them plain, as I did, or serve over linguine pasta for a more hearty meal.

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