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Grilled Clams in Garlic Butter

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

8 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Apple

If you're cooking for an army of guests, this is the easiest way to prepare a ton of tasty clams at once. First, wait for them to pop open on the grill, then they're ready to be bathed in butter. Wood-fired clams are good mood food.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 24 Pieces Clams, littleneck

  • 8 Tablespoon butter, cut into cubes

  • 3 Clove garlic, finely minced

  • 2 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 Teaspoon Pernod, or anise-flavored liqueur, optional

  • 1/3 Whole lemon, cut into 6 wedges

Steps

  • 1

    Scrub the clams under cold running water, discarding any that don't close or have broken shells.

    Ingredients

    • 24 Pieces Clams, littleneck

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450 °F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

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  • 3

    In a heat-proof pan or casserole dish large enough to hold the clams, add the butter, garlic, parsley, Pernod, if using, and the juice from 2 lemon wedges.

    Ingredients

    • 8 Tablespoon butter, cut into cubes

    • 3 Clove garlic, finely minced

    • 2 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

    • 2 Teaspoon Pernod, or anise-flavored liqueur, optional

    • 1/3 Whole lemon, cut into 6 wedges

  • 4

    Place the pan with the butter sauce directly on the grill grates. Arrange the clams directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the clams open.

    Grill450 ˚F

  • 5

    Discard any clams that fail to open. Then, with tongs, carefully transfer the opened clams to the pan with the butter, trying not to spill any clam juices outside the pan.
  • 6

    Remove the clams and butter sauce from the grill and serve with the remaining lemon wedges. Enjoy!

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