Grilled Clams with Lemon Ginger Butter and Grilled Baguette

Grilled Clams with Lemon-Ginger Butter and Grilled BaguetteBon Appétit | August 2009

by The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Grilled Clams with Lemon-Ginger Butter and Grilled Baguette
(photo by: Lisa Hubbard)

This exotic dish is cooked on the grill (in a disposable pan), so there's very little cleanup.

Yield: Makes 2 servings 
Active Time: 25 min
Total Time: Total: 35 min
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature
4 teaspoons minced shallot
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
6 1/2-inch-thick diagonal baguette slices
2 pounds Manila clams, scrubbed

Special Equipment: 13x9x2-inch disposable aluminum baking pan

Prepare barbecue (high heat). Using spatula, blend butter, minced shallot, minced fresh parsley, fresh lemon juice, minced fresh ginger, and finely grated lemon peel in small bowl; season to taste with salt and pepper. Thinly spread lemon-ginger butter on 1 side of each bread slice. Arrange clams in single layer in disposable aluminum pan. Place pan on grill, cover barbecue, and cook just until clams open, 8 to 10 minutes (discard any clams that do not open).

Using slotted spoon, transfer grilled clams to 2 shallow bowls. Grill bread until slightly charred, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Add remaining lemon-ginger butter to juices in pan; stir on grill until melted. Pour juices from pan over clams. Serve with bread.

nutritional informationPer serving: Calories (kcal) 476.6, % Calories from Fat 47.3, Fat (g) 25.0, Saturated Fat (g) 14.1, Cholesterol (mg) 105.6, Carbohydrates (g) 37.4, Dietary Fiber (g) 1.9, Total Sugars (g) 2.1, Protein (g) 22.7
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