Grilled Clams Oreganate

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a good and easy appetizer to prepare for guests at outdoor BBQ events. This makes 6 appetizer servings or serves 2 as a main dish. Adapted from Barbecued Ribs, Smoked Butts and Other Great Feeds by Jeanne Voltz.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub clams thoroughly and discard any that are not live - hardshell clams close their shells when tapped if they are live.
  2. Place clams on grill over hot coals.
  3. In a small skillet combine garlic, oregano, parsley, bread crumbs and oil; stir together to form a crumbly mixture and heat at the edge of the grill while clams are roasting.
  4. When clam shells open, after about 5 minutes, lift off the top shells using mitts to protect your hands; drop a spoonful of the herbed crumbs on each clam and heat a minute or two.
  5. Serve at once.
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3 5

The crumb mixture didn't stick and was very messy to eat. I'll try it again but next time I'll add some parma cheese to the mix.