Grilled Clams With Charred Jalapeño Basil Butter

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.

4
Servings
409
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
85g
65%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
206µg
29%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
104µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
190mg
19%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
87µg
22%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
69mg
22%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
154mg
22%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
349mg
23%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
431g
16%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.