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Beer-Steamed clams

Summer calls for grilling, and grilling seafood is not the exception. So make these super simple beer-steamed clams and pair them with a nice drink!
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Course: Appetizer
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • grill or stovetop


  • 3 dozen Cherrystones Clams Clean and scrubbed
  • 1 cup pale lager beer such as Corona or Presidente
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 Lemon cut in wedges


  • Prepare the grill for cooking the clams over medium-high heat (no more than 400°)
  • Scrub the clams and rinse as many times as needed to remove any sand particles.
  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and add the garlic. Stir until fragrant.
  • Place the cleaned and scrubbed clams in an aluminum pan or oven-proof skillet. Add the beer, melted butter with garlic, and place the lemon wedges in the pan.
  • Cook the clams over direct heat, with the lid closed, until the clams open wide (about 10 minutes. Discard any unopened clams.
  • Serve with crusty bread and lemon wedges.