Recipe courtesy of Vaughn Knowles and Gary Knowles
Episode: Seafood Feast
Total:
20 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
2 to 3 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
20 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
2 to 3 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 12 scrubbed littleneck clams
  • 1/4 stick melted unsalted butter or margarine
  • Cocktail sauce, for serving

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

The secret to great roasted clams is using wood as opposed to charcoal. Preheat the grill with wood. (Any hard wood should suffice.) Once burned down to a medium heat, place the clams on a rack on the fire. Avoid putting them directly in the flames. The clams will open in a few minutes.

Once each clam is opened, they are ready to be shucked. Remove the rack of clams from the fire and let them cool about 1 minute before proceeding, as they will be hot! Remove the empty shell and discard, putting the shell with the clam back on the cooking rack.

With a pastry brush, dab each clam with a little melted butter or margarine and then with a dollop of cocktail sauce. Put the rack back on the fire to finish cooking. When the clams are sizzling and the cocktail sauce is slightly darker, the clams are done. Remove from the grill, allow to cool slightly and enjoy!

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Warm Salad of Clams and Cockles with Escarole, Rhubarb and Roasted Pepper-Olive Crostini

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

"A Bologna" - Calamari, Scallops and Clams with Roasted Fingerlings and Arugula Salad

Recipe courtesy of Justin Balmes

Clams "Linguini"

Stuffed Clams

Recipe courtesy of Gail Matthews

Garlicky Clams

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Clam Chowder

Clams Casino

Clam Bake

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Tia Mowry at Home

7:30am | 6:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

8:30am | 7:30c

Tia Mowry at Home

9:30am | 8:30c

Unique Eats

10am | 9c

Unique Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Unique Eats

11am | 10c

Unique Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Unique Sweets

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unwrapped

3pm | 2c

Unwrapped

3:30pm | 2:30c

Unwrapped

4pm | 3c

Unwrapped

5pm | 4c

Unwrapped

6pm | 5c

Top 5 Restaurants

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Guilty Pleasures

8pm | 7c

Guilty Pleasures

8:30pm | 7:30c

Guilty Pleasures

9:30pm | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10pm | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Guilty Pleasures

12:30am | 11:30c

Guilty Pleasures

1:30am | 12:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here