Grilled Clams, Mussels, or Oysters with Spicy Lemon Butter
Many cleaning methods recommended for these shellfish wash away most of their lingering sand—and all of their flavor. Is there a way to minimize their grit without sacrificing their pure, meaty taste?
Why This Recipe Works
Over the course of our testing for our grilled clams, mussels, or oysters with spicy lemon butter, we learned that careful shopping plays the most important role in minimizing your kitchen work and ensuring that your shellfish are free of grit. As for the grilling for our grilled clams, mussels, or oysters with spicy lemon butter, it’s important not to move the shellfish around on the grill. You want to preserve the natural juices, so when the clams or mussels open, transfer them with tongs to a platter, holding them steady so as not to spill any of the liquid.