Barbecued Mussels and Clams

  • 52 mins
  • 9 ingredients


  • 4 lbs mussels, cleaned
  • 4 lbs cherry stone clams, cleaned
  • 1/3 cup curly parsley leaves, chopped
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tbs thyme leaves
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
This recipe cooks mussels and clams right on the barbecue grill, then they are bathed in a wonderful dressing of  olive oil lemon juice, white wine, garlic, parsley and thyme.

  • Start a charcoal fire and when the goals are grey and glowing add some wood chips that have been soaked in water for about 30 minutes.
  • Add you mussels and clams directly onto the grill in a single layer and cover the grill.
  • As soon as the mussels and clams have opened, remove them from the grill and place them in a large non metal bowl.
  • While the shellfish is cooking add the lemon juice, olive oil, white wine and garlic to a large bowl and mix well.
  • Pour the dressing over the shellfish, then add the parsley and thyme and mix to combine.
  • Serve with crusty bread

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