Easy Japanese Recipes

Grilled Clams (Little Neck Clams) はまぐりの醤油焼き

Grilled Clams Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com

My 6 year old son just finished kindergarten last week and our summer has officially began. American schools have a looong summer break.  It varies depending on school districts and which state you live in, but in my son’s case, he’ll have about 10 weeks off!  Oh I wish I have 10 weeks of vacation (…daydreaming…).

When I was growing up in Japan, my summer break was just 5-6 weeks, and I thought that was long.  I’m a bit worried about how to keep up with this active boy while my daughter still goes to preschool every morning during the summer.

Grilled Little Neck Clams | JustOneCookbook.com

Today I’m sharing a clam recipe.  Yes, finally.  Thank you for waiting, to those who requested for other clam recipes after my Japanese Clam (Sake Steamed Clams) post back in November.  We eat clams once in a while but they didn’t make it to a post.  Today’s recipe comes in very handy if you want to serve some quick seafood as an appetizer or on the side.  The recipe is very simple and can be prepared in minutes.

In my household, my husband does all the barbecue so he’s the chef today cooking my recipe, the barbeque clams.  One of reasons I enjoy summer is because it’s barbecue season, and that means I do a bit more of the eating and less cooking on weekends! Stay tuned for more delicious Japanese BBQ recipes coming up this month!

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Grilled Clams (Little Neck Clams)
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Serves: Serves 1
  • 2 giant little neck clams
  • ½ green onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, cut into small cubes
  • Salt for mounting
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sake
  • ½ Tbsp. mirin
  1. Scrub the clams thoroughly with a brush in running water.
  2. At least about 2-4 hours before grilling, de-grit clams to purge the sand (Read How To De-Grit Clams).
  3. Start the grill. Meanwhile prepare the rest of ingredients. Chop green onions, cut butter into small cubes, and combine the seasonings in a small bowl.
  4. When grill is hot, place the clams on it. When the clams are fully opened, after about 5 minutes, pour the Seasonings and put green onion and butter on the clams and cook until boiling. Carefully remove them from the grill. Try not to spill their juices.
  5. Serve on top of salt. Enjoy!
Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.


Posted in: Appetizers, BBQ, Easy Dinner Ideas, Healthy Recipes, Quick & Easy, Seafood, Side Dishes, Summer

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  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 11, 2012, 1:11 am

    Congrats on your son finishing kindergarten! And man oh man, I’m in love with these clams! I haven’t tried making clams yet but I’m so ready to tackle this with this awesome recipe. And I had no idea they were grillable! So excited to try this out :)

  • Raymund June 11, 2012, 1:18 am

    Wow I can imagine the flavour of that one, I love clams specially the rich taste cooking it simply as that is the best.

  • cookingrookie June 11, 2012, 2:25 am

    Wow, that’s a very impressive recipe! And gorgeous photos :-)

  • Baker Street June 11, 2012, 2:41 am

    That’s such an exceptional recipe, Nami! I too would love a 10 week break! ;)

  • Blackswan June 11, 2012, 3:13 am

    You seem to read my mind, Nami! I love clams as they’re so economical & enjoy using them for vongole etc. This is just perfect! Gonna try this when I’ve time :)

    You may wanna check out this yummy biscuits that I got to try during my blogging trip in Malaysia: Julie’s Biscuit, Bringing Back The Good-Old-Days! See u there!

  • Bam's Kitchen June 11, 2012, 3:18 am

    Namiko-san, Ohh that is so sweet… kindergarten. (I remember those days) My boys are just a BIT older now….
    I have never grilled clams before but this recipe sounds so simple and delicious. Yesterday I was thinking of you and visiting your website for some hinters as I made a full Japanese fun dinner party with make your sushi rolls, soba noodles and vegetable and shrimp tempura, grilled teriyaki chicken and even a cold soba noodle bar. Arigato gozarimashita for being there as a resource! Ja Mata, BAM

  • A_Boleyn June 11, 2012, 3:25 am

    I’m a substitute/supply teacher and can hardly wait for the end of the school year especially as the days get warmer and the students get more restless. I need the long break to recover and do some bbqing. :)

  • Mel June 11, 2012, 3:50 am

    I loves shell seafood. What an easy way to make this dish Nami. It must be delicious with full flavour in it. Drooling now just looking at it.

  • Vishakha June 11, 2012, 3:51 am

    That’s a nice how-to guide with pictures to cook clams. I don’t think I’ve ever had clams this way.

  • Choc Chip Uru June 11, 2012, 3:53 am

    These clams look perfectgly presented my friend – you always do a fabulous job :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Mandy - The Complete Cook Book June 11, 2012, 4:14 am

    You are going to have to much fun with your son during the next 10 weeks.
    The clams look incredible!
    :-) Mandy

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  • chinmayie @ love food eat June 11, 2012, 4:35 am

    Lovely photo Nami! Love the light falling on the clams.

  • Nanohana June 11, 2012, 4:37 am

    Hi, your recipe was introduced by Mika-san when I mentioned to her that I shared my dishes in face book but only to my friends. :))

    I live in the Philippines, but we are more or less after American education system because we used to be America’s colony, and common wealth of American, too. So yes, summer vacation is like three months long!! Though summer here is around middle of March to middle of June. Yes! Finally the loooong summer will end in few days! My youngest, 7 years old daughter took ballet and gymnastic this summer, because if I don’t enroll in anything, since she doesn’t have any playmates around the house, she’ll be so bored and torture our dog.

    I enjoy your recipes! Thank you so much! We don’t have clams this big, though. It is so envious that your husband can help you BBQing even not all the time.

  • Lilly June 11, 2012, 4:46 am

    Darn those are some big clams!! And they are grilled beautifully!

    Have fun with your son this summer holiday. Hope you have some great activities planned.

  • Jill @ MadAboutMacarons June 11, 2012, 4:46 am

    Clams done on the BBQ? This is wonderful. 10 weeeeeeeks? Golly. I was about to gloat that we only get 6 but just checked: my daughters have 9 weeks from French school. I’m like you, Nami. Being the entertainer is a real job but so much fun and worth it in the end. Sounds like he should take BBQ tutorials from Mum and Dad!

  • Beth Michelle June 11, 2012, 4:58 am

    A big congrats to your son for finishing kindergarten! How exciting!! Oh to be young again and enjoy an entire summer of no worries.
    The grilled clams look amazing Nami! So delicious. I love clams and this seems like a perfect way to prepare them.
    I nominated you for an award too (cause you know how much I love your blog!), stop by my blog to see what its all about!
    Have a great week!

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce June 11, 2012, 5:58 am

    It’s wonderful to know that aour kids just finished a school year, but yes, then comes the vacation and we start realizing what to do with the kids as they will be at home all the day. SOmetimes is difficult if your kid is quite active.
    My husband will love this recipe, he likes seafood so much, can wait to share with him this one. Say thanks to your husband…!!!

  • Patty June 11, 2012, 6:53 am

    A 10 week break sounds wonderful! I’m trying your grilled clam recipe this Summer, it looks delicious Nami;-) And, look forward to your Japanese grilling recipes;-)
    I want to cook more seafood and eat lighter over the Summer, thanks for sharing!

  • Coffee and Crumpets June 11, 2012, 6:54 am

    I am in the same boat as you…I have a 7 yr old with 10 weeks off too! Today he starts a soccer camp so that’s one week taken care of! It’s hard isn’t it? I am not a seafood fan much, but those clams look divine. I can handle clams. I should make more seafood because my hubby loves it, but you know how it goes. Good luck with entertaining your son!

  • Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) June 11, 2012, 6:56 am

    What a pretty photo! My hubby would adore these – he loves clams. Great flavors that you put together. Enjoy the summer time with your little one. Happy Monday!

  • Sandra June 11, 2012, 7:00 am

    This makes me wish I were a seafood lover. Guess I could make these for the Mr.

  • Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) June 11, 2012, 7:03 am

    I would love a 10-week break, too. I just didn’t appreciate it enough as a kid!

    I guess summer’s really here because I’ve been wanting to grill, too. Will have to add clams to the list because these look great. I’ve had grilled oysters but never clams. These would never make it on the plate–I’d devour them straight from the grill. :)

  • Stephanie June 11, 2012, 7:13 am

    I’m so glad you posted another clam recipe. I love clams!!

  • Parsley Sage June 11, 2012, 7:22 am

    I wish I had a 10 week long holiday too! Sounds lovely :) These clams are outstanding. I didn’t even know you could BBQ clams. Duh!

  • Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef June 11, 2012, 8:03 am

    I’ve never seen clams on the BBQ before. How wacky am I? That first photo is wonderful!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 11, 2012, 8:04 am

    I love the idea of grilling the clams. These look delicious, Nami!

  • Jeannie June 11, 2012, 8:22 am

    Those clams must taste really delicious! I love steamed clams but have not tasted bbq clams!

  • Elizabeth @Mango_Queen June 11, 2012, 8:29 am

    Hi Nami! What a great & easy way to cook clams! Can’t wait to try your grilled clams recipe. Thanks for sharing & Happy Monday :-)

  • Eri June 11, 2012, 8:44 am

    I love clams Nami! They remind me of Greece of course..
    I love the idea of serving them on top of salt.
    Back in Greece kids have also 10 – 11 weeks off from school during summer.. I dont know yet what is the procedure here in Canada, I will learn it next year..
    Ha ve a nice week my friend!

  • kitchenriffs June 11, 2012, 8:58 am

    I’ve never grilled clams! But I have eaten them – and they’re wonderful. Such a simple recipe – I should give this a try. Really good stuff – I love the idea of serving them on a bed of salt. Thanks for this.

  • love2dine June 11, 2012, 9:05 am

    that is my favourite.

  • Suzanne June 11, 2012, 9:34 am

    I think I would really enjoy these clams Nami. Enjoy your Summer vacation with your son :)

  • Valerie Brunmeier June 11, 2012, 9:58 am

    It is always so exciting when the kids get out for summer break but then I’m always thrilled when they go back! It can be tough to keep them occupied when they are young. Mine are teenagers and are working and doing sports over the summer so they will be VERY busy – thankfully! I have always been a little wary of clams but I would try yours Nami. The flavors in the sauce would make them wonderful and I love the idea of grilling them.

  • Luciana June 11, 2012, 10:04 am

    Hi Nami! I hope you have a great summer time with your family!
    Gorgeous photos and recipe!

  • Rosa June 11, 2012, 10:23 am

    ovely! I’ve never eaten clams, but I’d love to try those.



  • Katherine Martinelli June 11, 2012, 10:24 am

    Just gorgeous!!! I can’t wait to eat some clams when I’m back in New York this summer!

  • donna mikasa June 11, 2012, 10:40 am

    Your photos always look so yummy! Can’t wait to try the sauce recipe–I’m sure it’s delicious! (My mouth is watering!) Enjoy the summer with your son. Maybe he can help you in the kitchen?

  • tigerfish June 11, 2012, 10:43 am

    10 weeks is a long break! Wow!

    Love clams but I never tried grilled ones before. I can dream of the clam “juice” contained in the shell and accentuating the flavors of the clams while grilling. yummy!

  • torviewtoronto June 11, 2012, 10:58 am

    lovely pictures clams look wonderful

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz June 11, 2012, 11:05 am

    Oh you will see the 10 weeks will be up before you know it and you will not have done everything you wanted to do with your son. Love this recipe, never saw a mollusk on a BBQ before!

  • Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) June 11, 2012, 11:37 am

    oh wow those look amazing! i want to eat these – like immediately!

  • Magic of Spice June 11, 2012, 1:01 pm

    Oh, completion of kindergarten, congratulations to your son! Yes, it is a long break, but I am sure you will enjoy :)
    These clams are gorgeous, and I love the presentation! Your husband did a wonderful job cooking up your delightful recipe!

  • Martyna@WholesomeCook June 11, 2012, 2:41 pm

    We used to get 10 weeks of summer holidays in Poland too. School finishes around about now and goes back on 1 September. Here in Australia summer holidays run from a week before Christmas till the last week of Jan, about 5 weeks.
    As for the clams they sound delicious, and you are lucky that hubs is happy to cook them for you. Mine would prob cringe a little… Haha!

  • Cakewhiz June 11, 2012, 2:45 pm

    I have never made clams …i always thought it would be hard and i would mess up. But, your tutorial should be very helpful :)

  • Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers June 11, 2012, 4:06 pm

    This looks so delicious Nami. You just made me want to run to the fishmonger and get myself some clams to grill. Never had them grilled before. Just mussels. I can’t wait! My 6-year old is also officially on his summer break until mid-September. It’s a bit longer here, 12 weeks.

  • Shirley June 11, 2012, 4:21 pm

    I’ve mostly had clams as part of chowder, but I like the seasonings in this! Simple, yet sounds so good and perfect for summer.

  • Ramona June 11, 2012, 4:49 pm

    My daughter has been off from school since Memorial Day, but this is my son’s last week. It’s going to be a very busy and crazy summer dealing with the two of them. I love the fact your hubby is the grill guy… my husband doesn’t have that ability. We don’t even own an outdoor grill anymore. I wish we did… because these clams look amazing. :)

  • Emily @ Life on Food June 11, 2012, 5:01 pm

    These look fantastic. I am a big seafood lover. Clams were on sale at the grocery store last week and I didn’t get any. I have been kicking myself ever since but especially after seeing your photos.

  • Eha June 11, 2012, 5:38 pm

    Would love to be able to reach into the computer screen and have a plateful of these1 Love clams :) ! However, living somewhat inland from proper fish markets, fresh seafood is hard to source. As far as school holidays go, have to echo Martyna exactly [my birth country is Estonia and I too live in Oz and went to school in both countries]. In a far simpler world of yesteryear, parents always took the children to the country for the whole time, mothers staying thru’out and fathers for their holidays + weekend commuting. Kids had a wonderful freedom and came back healthy and brown as berries :) 1

  • Tania @ A Perfect Pantry June 11, 2012, 6:13 pm

    I tend to eat clams in chowder mostly, but these look very delicious. Also, can’t wait to see more of your Japanese recipes.

  • Happy When Not Hungry June 11, 2012, 6:18 pm

    These clams look amazing!!!! I love all those ingredients. Yum!

  • DB-The Foodie Stuntman June 11, 2012, 6:58 pm

    Would you call this a Japanese adaptation of French cuisine? They look yummy!

  • Yi @ Yi Resevation June 11, 2012, 7:12 pm

    What a wonderful way of preparing clams. These clams looks so succulent and full of flavor.
    It’s funny that although these little neck clams are available year around here and I live not that far away from Little Neck, I actually don’t buy them as often as I do other shell fish. I think it’s time for me to change my menu :) Thanks for sharing!

  • mjskit June 11, 2012, 7:22 pm

    Bobby was looking over my shoulder when I opened up this post and immediately said “WOW – those look good!” I think I need to go find some clams! :) Since I’ve never made clams I really appreciate the instructions and of course this great recipe!

  • Kimmi June 11, 2012, 7:42 pm

    Looks amazing!!! I’ve never come across the trick with the salt, but it’s simply genius. =) Another keeper for the summer season — I look forward to your other BBQ recipes!

    And congrats to your adorable son~

  • Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy June 11, 2012, 7:42 pm

    I am craving Japanese food at the moment and these clams would be so welcome on my plate! Love this recipe Nami!

  • Hyosun Ro June 11, 2012, 7:46 pm

    Congrats to your son! Those clams look delicious. Stunning photos!

  • Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet June 11, 2012, 7:51 pm

    Wonderful recipe, Nami! As always your food looks deliciously good :) Have a lovely week ahead! Loving that first pic :)

  • Holly June 11, 2012, 8:20 pm

    Lovely clams! I better make some Korean style soon, IF I find the giant size.
    Your photo is lovely, Nami! My kids started summer break this week and planing to do something fun with them. Have a great time with your young ones! They grow so fast!

  • Yelena June 11, 2012, 9:02 pm

    I also have a son he is six years old-)) your clams look so tasty, I love seafood very much, thank you for the good recipe!

  • Nina June 11, 2012, 9:15 pm

    Nami…though i dont eat clams…i must say,they look so beautiful. Have a great weekend

  • Vicki Bensinger June 11, 2012, 10:17 pm

    Congratulations on your son graduating from kindergarten. Before you know it he’ll be graduating from high school.

    Your clams look great and so easy to prepare. Your picture tutorial is fantastic, covering every detail.

  • Katerina June 12, 2012, 12:47 am

    In Greece schools are closed for 12 weeks Nami. Now this is the vacation I would like too! The clams look very juicy and inviting!

  • Charles June 12, 2012, 1:01 am

    Aah, what fun to have 10 weeks vacation… I actually used to get that from work here… well, 49 days vacation. Then they changed some things so I worked fewer hours and now I just get 5 weeks and a day. Oh well – shouldn’t complain. I know in some countries people have it a lot worse.

    I never cooked clams before… neither fresh nor frozen – it looks like a delicious plate – I love the serving on the salt too… great idea to keep them from rolling around :D

  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen June 12, 2012, 2:03 am

    10 weeks of summer break?! What a break (not for you, I guess :P)!
    These clams look amazing! Never had grilled clams in my life.. and they seem delicious!

  • Joanne June 12, 2012, 4:18 am

    My family rarely ventures outside of grilling burgers but I’ll have to get them to try this!

  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie June 12, 2012, 4:21 am

    Wow 10 weeks for summer break? Now I can’t remember how long we had in our American school. Sounds like summer will be a busy one for you too, but at least with BBQ season your hubby can help out in the kitchen more. I love clams but don’t think I’ve ever had them like this. They look delicious!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 12, 2012, 4:25 am

    Oh wow 10 weeks? That is very long indeed! Now wouldn’t that be nice to get such a long break in real life? :) Lovely recipe Nami! I recall eating clams with pasta in Japan :)

  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake June 12, 2012, 4:48 am

    Australia’s about the same in terms of long breaks, but probably not as long as 10 weeks (maybe about 6 weeks for us?) :P…it’s worse (or better) in university for us though when almost half the year is holidays! :D

    I’m so jealous of your BBQ season because mine is not going to arrive for quite a few months! But that’s not going to stop me from making this dish. Love the looks of those clams and love your photos! It’s good that your husband cooks as well so you can get a break. :)

  • Hotly Spiced June 12, 2012, 4:57 am

    They look so gorgeous Nami. Good luck with that long summer break! xx

  • Suzi June 12, 2012, 6:00 am

    Nami your photos are truly appetizing and these look just fantastic. I have never seen them sliced open first always steamed to open. Beautiful recipe.

  • wok with ray June 12, 2012, 9:29 am

    Congratulations, Nami! Enjoy the moments of these kids growing up because it will feel like it’s just days passing by. They grow up so fast like a blink of an eye. Feels like it’s just yesterday when my daughter having the same graduation in kindergarten and last month had the same daughter graduating from college. Sometimes we wish we could just slow down the time to really enjoy our kids. Enjoy them and hug them everyday, Nami. Now, on the clam – I feel like I want to just grab those clams right out of my monitor. I am drooling just looking at them. :)

  • elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds June 12, 2012, 11:13 am

    Nami-I’m totally impress with the method and style…not to mention the delicious flavor of your grilled clams…sitting so properly on a bed of rock salt. Beautiful presentation, as well. I have not grilled clams, but have grilled squid, by cutting the body in half, and scoring it…so good. I can only imagine how yummy the clams would be grilled!

  • Juliana June 12, 2012, 11:35 am

    Oh Nami! These clams look awesome, so simple and so tasty…love the pictures…I am so sad that my husband doe not care for clams…but if I ever get a hold of this clams, he will definitely watch me eat :)
    By the way, congratulations to your son…I still remember when my son was going through this stage…long long time ago ;-)
    Have a wonderful week ahead!

  • Claudia June 12, 2012, 2:44 pm

    This is such fun Nami – you take all my traditional foods and then I see they are your traditional foods – and they are so different but so welcome. Love clams and have never had them prepared like this. I used to frankly love when the kids were off – they were not quite as scheduled as during the school year and allowed for a lot of aimless wanderings and daydreaming.

  • yummychunklet June 12, 2012, 5:36 pm

    I love clams! These look so good!

  • gloria June 12, 2012, 5:55 pm

    To die for!!! I love clams! Im absolutely hungry now!

  • Kitchen Belleicious June 12, 2012, 7:08 pm

    yeah if only we moms got 10 weeks off. wouldn’t that be great! I tell you what is great- this recipe. I am in love with it. the pics are stunning the clams look phenomenal and i love that you grilled them! you are on your game girl

  • Belinda @zomppa June 12, 2012, 8:04 pm

    Summers were always the best…didn’t appreciate how long they were for parents, though. These clams would keep me happy for awhile!

  • Kim Bee June 12, 2012, 10:32 pm

    These look great Nami. We can never have seafood due to allergies. But I grew up with clams being a regular thing in our house. My dad was from the east coast so seafood was a big deal here. He would have loved these.

  • Lyndsey @ The Tiny Skillet June 12, 2012, 11:10 pm

    I just the the simplicity of good sea food! I never thought to do clams this way. I do the grilling at my house…my dad taught me at a young age. :D I must say I am enjoying my summer off so far…it’s just been one week, but I don’t have to go back to work in the school clinic until Aug 15. …lovin’ it!

  • Sawsan (Chef in disguise) June 13, 2012, 12:38 am

    Our vacation started this week too and keeping up with all the energy they have can be a full time job lol
    I am not a seafood person but I just love your plating and picture, very elegant Nami.

  • tania@mykitchenstories June 13, 2012, 1:29 am

    Great recipe. I dont cook clams that much but I love them. Hope you manage to entertain that young man . I am sure that we will here about his escapades

  • Adora's Box June 13, 2012, 1:50 am

    I’ve been trying to get to this post for the past few days and thankfully got in today. You know how I am with clams and, boy, that was torture. Well, seeing it and not having it is torture, too. This just looks sooo good, Nami. I think I’ll get a clam tattoo.

  • Jennifer (Delicieux) June 13, 2012, 3:10 am

    Absolutely stunning photos Nami! I love the lighting on the clams.

  • Alyssa June 13, 2012, 4:03 am

    My husband and I were shopping last week for stuff to throw on the grill. When we came across some clams, we had a lengthy debate on whether or not they could be grilled. Thanks for settling that for us, these sound great!

  • Ashley June 13, 2012, 4:49 am

    Congrats to your little guy!!! I’m itching to get an apartment with enough outdoor space for a grill – i’ll live through your tantalizing photos for now :)

  • Esther June 13, 2012, 5:09 am

    Obviously this recipe is a hit :). We usually have steamed clams here in malaysia due to the weather, hardly have any bbq, except if we do it ourselves in the park. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your time with your son, 10 weeks Is long, my kid just finished two weeks of mid semester break, and boy was I glas school has just started again this week :p

  • Kelly @ Inspired Edibles June 13, 2012, 5:11 am

    Nami, I can sincerely say that I have never seen clams look this good. Your photography is simply outstanding and your recipe perfect simplicity.

    Congrats to your young man graduating from Kindergarten… that’s a huge mommy milestone! Ah yes, endless summer vacation… I remember… ;-).

  • TastefullyJulie June 13, 2012, 6:23 am

    I love grilling clams but I usually just do them boring ans plain. Thanks for this idea. Taking grilled clams to a new level!

  • daphne June 13, 2012, 6:33 am

    how good is that 10 weeks man! I wish I am a child again .. no wait, i take that back! I prefer to be an adult, savouring all these food and cooking it. This looks amazing- your family is so blessed to have u!

  • Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today? June 13, 2012, 9:01 am

    Oh I so like the look of this clams. The bad thing is my husband is allergic. The good one – he’ll be in Copenhagen for the next 2 months, so I can cook it as many times as I like. Actually if I’ll be able to find a fresh one in Berlin.

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking June 13, 2012, 9:06 am

    Congrats on Enzo’s promotion on to next grade! He must be happy to be first grader next year! i am not fan of clams..well I never dare to dry them, but yours look very good! My boys are crazy about clams..so i know they would love this. I love anything from the grill so i will look forward to your yummy recipes this month!

  • Ira Rodrigues June 13, 2012, 9:16 am

    oh yum, i love straight forward recipe, it makes life easier :) absolutely drooling over your photos. perfect lip-smacking close up food photo. Btw, congrats on your son graduating from kindergarten, I bet your kitchen would be hectic on the summer :)

  • Cucina49 June 13, 2012, 10:47 am

    Those clams are stunning–beautifully presented. Congratulations on your son’s kindergarten graduation and I hope you get to spend some good time with him this summer. I also envy those who get an entire summer off!

  • candice June 13, 2012, 11:52 am

    My family and I are a big fan of clams! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. =)

  • The Café Sucré Farine June 13, 2012, 3:45 pm

    You always have something fun and delicious!

  • Kristy June 13, 2012, 8:45 pm

    I totally wish I had this recipe last summer when we were in Maine. It would have been fabulous with the fresh clams. I’m going to have to look into seeing what kind of clams I can get locally because this would be a big hit with the whole family. (And I’m with you – love the grill meals since I don’t have to cook!) :)

  • Carolyn Jung June 13, 2012, 8:58 pm

    My husband does most of the grilling, too. You know how men love their fire. So primal! LOL

  • Fern @ To Food with Love June 14, 2012, 6:59 pm

    I’d really love to eat these….are the clams the same as those used in spaghetti vongole? It’s hard to find clams over here.

    • Nami June 14, 2012, 11:19 pm

      Fern, these are much bigger. Maybe like 2-3 times bigger! You see my husband’s hand when he’s washing the clam? See, pretty giant! :-D

  • Cooking Gallery June 16, 2012, 9:21 am

    What a great way to savour the clams! I usually always stir-fry clams and never grill them (stir-frying is the only method I know to cook clams, that’s why ;)). Thanks for showing me another way, the clams look totally delicious and juicy :).

  • ChopinandMysaucepan June 17, 2012, 4:15 am

    Dear Nami,

    I see these clams so often whenever I go to the fish markets here and have never cooked them before. I really ought to try this recipe seeing how simple it is with so few ingredients.

  • Roxana Greengirl {A little bit of everything} June 17, 2012, 12:05 pm

    you’re so funny Nami! If you thought your vacation of 5-6 weeks was long, I feel bad telling you in Romania the summer vacation is 13 weeks long! 3 whole months! My parents went crazy when we were kids :))) Hope is not the case with us, now that we’re parents

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 17, 2012, 6:51 pm

    WOW 10 weeks off :) I’m SUPER jealous! WOW but then and again that’s pretty AMAZING :) You get to spend so much time with him hehe maybe you can teach him how to cook or ask him to help you out ~

    LOL i’ll never be able to cook clams lol I wouldn’t know how to get rid of the sand but these look so YUMMY ~

  • Terra June 22, 2012, 7:43 pm

    I am excited to enjoy your BBQ recipes, we love grilling!!! I had clams for the first time last weekend, they were steamed. I really enjoyed them, and look forward to trying your recipe:-) Hugs, Terra

  • Kath (My Funny Little Life) June 28, 2012, 11:28 am

    Mmm, I love clams! I’m going to have some tonight! :D

  • Kristi Rimkus July 2, 2012, 8:01 am

    I’m with you, I wish I could get 1o weeks off too! My husband loves clams. I usually steam them with wine and herbs, but I think I’ll treat him to your grilled version. He’ll be in heaven.

  • Carries Experimental Kitchen March 22, 2013, 3:25 am

    Good morning, I have featured your gorgeous recipe on this weeks’ Seafood Frenzy Friday. I have also linked this recipe to your original post so that my readers will be forwarded to your site and will share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and G+. Thank you for allowing me to share and have a wonderful weekend. Here is the link: http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2013/03/seafood-frenzy-friday-week-53.html