Garlic Clams and Mussels on the Grill

Garlic Clams and Mussels on the Grill


  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 3 large garlic gloves, chopped

  • 2 dozen clams, scrubbed clean, I like using littlenecks

  • 2 dozen mussels, scrubbed clean

  • 1/2 cup fresh tomato, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped


  1. Heat a grill to high heat.

  2. Place the butter and garlic in a small saucepan over low heat.

  3. Melt the butter and infuse it with garlic.

  4. Turn the heat off and leave the saucepan on the burner.

  5. When the grill is ready, place a disposable aluminum pan (9 x 13 inch) directly on the grill grate.

  6. Add the clams and cover the grill with the lid. Cook for about 15 minutes; the clams will just beginning to open.

  7.  Add the mussels to the pan along with the clams and replace the lid. Grill for another 5 – 10 minutes or until all of the clams and mussels have opened.

  8. Drizzle the garlic infused butter over the shellfish and sprinkle with the tomatoes and basil.

  9. Serve immediately.

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