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Grilled Clams & Mussels

Grilled Clams & Mussels

Serves 4 This is some of the easiest and cheapest fun you can have cooking with a grill.


  • Large foil roasting pan
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 3 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup dry white wine, or dry vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 ounces ’ready bacon’, diced small
  • 2 pounds each mussels and clams, cleaned
  • 1/3 cup parsley, chopped


  1. Heat grill to medium/high
  2. Put the foil roasting pan on the grill and add bacon - let cook about 5 minutes
  3. Add the butter, garlic, wine (or vermouth) and pepper flakes
  4. When the butter has melted, stir well then add the clams and mussels and let the sauce come to a simmer
  5. Cover the top with foil and close the grill lid
  6. Once the shells have all opened, about 8-10 minutes and stir everything well to coat with sauce, add the parsley and serve