Beer-Steamed Clams on a Gas Grill

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Beer-Steamed Clams on a Gas Grill
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ready in 20 minutes, all you need are clams and beer to make this summer beach favorite. MORE+ LESS-

Sarah Caron
Updated June 3, 2011


to 36 littleneck clams
bottle beer


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  • 1
    Heat gas grill. Wash clams one at a time, scrubbing lightly to remove sand from outside.
  • 2
    Set grill-proof pan (camping pan or cast iron pan) on grill rack. Pour beer into pan.
  • 3
    Place clams on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; steam clams 5 minutes. Check and remove any clams that are wide open. Cover grill; continue steaming 5 minutes longer or until all clams have opened wide. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • If a clam doesn’t open, discard it. Don’t ever try to force clams to open.
  • A good lager produces great flavor for the clams.
  • Littleneck clams are best for this preparation.

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