Barbecue Clams with Lemon Caper Butter. How to cook clams on the barbecue. Grilled clam recipe.

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Barbecue Clams with Lemon Caper Butter. How to cook clams on the barbecue. Grilled clam recipe.
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Recipe type: Seafood / Shellfish
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Barbecue Clams are quick and easy to cook, especially on your barbecue. There is no guess-work with this recipe, simply follow the steps and the timing and you'll have a perfect batch of clams.
Ingredients
  • 1kg / 2.2lbs Clams
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • ½ Cup Butter, softened
  • 2 Tsp Lemon zest
  • 1 Tsp Cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbs Capers, drained
  • 1 Tbs Garlic chives, chopped
Instructions
  1. Half-fill a large mixing bowl with cold water and add ⅓ cup of salt. Stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the clams to the bowl and allow to soak for 15 minutes. Drain and repeat twice more.
  3. While the clams soak, add all of the other ingredients to a jug. Using your stick blender, mix these until smooth.
  4. Heat your barbecue until medium hot and grill the clams for 5-8 minutes. Reomve the clams from the heat as soon as they have opened more than 12mm / ½ inch.
  5. Discard any clams that do not open within 8 minutes.
  6. Transfer the clams to serving platters and serve with the caper butter.

 

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