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Photo: Buff Strickland; Styling: Olga Naiman Photo by: Photo: Buff Strickland; Styling: Olga Naiman

Basic Grilled Clams

Most clams at seafood markets are clean, but if you dig your own, soak for several hours in a bucket of salt water (about 1/4 cup salt per gallon) to help rid the shells of sand and dirt.

Coastal Living SEPTEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 8 appetizer servings
  • Cook time:5 Minutes
  • Prep time:3 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 dozen littleneck clams
  • Lemon wedges

Preparation

Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Scrub clams, discarding any that are broken or remain open. Grill 5 minutes or until shells open wide. (Discard any clams that do not open.) Transfer to a serving platter, and serve with lemon wedges.

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