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Grilled Clams With Charred Jalapeño Basil Butter

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Add some seafood to your summer cookout with this tasty shellfish recipe
Grilled Clams

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Toss clams in a charred, spicy-sweet butter for the most delicious of summer seafood recipes.

This recipe is courtesy of Half Baked Harvest.

Ingredients

  • 2 jalapeños
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 Cup fresh basil
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 4 Ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 4 Pounds littleneck clams, rinsed and scrubbed

Directions

Preheat the grill to a high heat. Once hot, add the jalapeños and char all over, about 2 minutes per side. When charred, remove from the heat and place in a bowl, covered with a dish towel, to cool. Once cool enough to handle, slice the jalapeños in half, remove the seeds, and finely dice them.

In a bowl, mix together the softened butter, jalapeños, honey, basil, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt. Mix until combined. Fold in the blue cheese.

Place the clams on the grill in a single layer. Cover the clams, and cook until they open, about 5-10 minutes. Discard any clams that do not open.

Remove the clams from the grill and toss with the jalapeño butter. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving716
Total Fat36g55%
Sugar5gN/A
Saturated21g100%
Cholesterol218mg73%
Protein73g100%
Carbs23g8%
Vitamin A670µg74%
Vitamin B1252µg100%
Vitamin B60.1mg7%
Vitamin C17mg28%
Vitamin D0.6µg0.1%
Vitamin E4mg21%
Vitamin K17µg22%
Calcium344mg34%
Fiber0.7g2.6%
Folate (food)39µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)39µg10%
Iron8mg43%
Magnesium98mg24%
Monounsaturated9gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg10%
Phosphorus1021mg100%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium337mg10%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg18.3%
Sodium3055mg100%
Sugars, added4gN/A
Trans1gN/A
Zinc3mg21%