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Grilled Clams with Butter Sauce

a bowl of grilled clams with lemons and herbs

Nothing feels more like summer than littleneck clams right off the grill. The herb lemon butter sauce is easy and delicious — a light touch that enhances the smoky clam flavor.

Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 94
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 92mg
  • Sodium: 61mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 4g



  1. Preheat a grill to high.
  2. Place the clams directly on the grill rack or a large baking pan in a single layer and cover the grill.
  3. Grill until the clams just open, about 4 to 6 minutes (discard any clams that do not open).
  4. Use tongs to transfer to a large bowl (be careful to keep as much juice in the shells as possible).
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the melted butter with the garlic, parsley, dill, and lemon juice until well blended.
  6. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  7. Drizzle the clams with the butter sauce.
  8. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.

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