Grilled Miso Clams with basil and lime

Lunch / Dinner

Grilled Miso Clams with basil and lime

Clams are an often-overlooked shellfish, at least in terms of cooking them at home. Throwing them on the grill creates a stunning summer meal that can’t be any easier (there’s a theme here!). Miso lends a touch of umami while lime and basil add bright freshness.


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About Miso

Miso comes in a variety of colors. The darker the paste, the longer it’s aged and the stronger the flavor.


Preheat grill to medium-high (350–400°) with a 10-inch cast-iron skillet on grill.

Add oil and garlic to skillet; sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in miso and butter until emulsified.

Stir in clam juice until combined. Add clams to skillet, close grill, and cook until clams open, about 15 minutes. Discard any clams that do not open. Toss in lime juice and basil. Divide clams and juice between two bowls; serve with lime wedges.


Store mussels and/or clams in the fridge (for 2–3 days) on ice in a colander set in a bowl so the melted ice can drain away; cover with a damp towel.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 373

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27g 41%

Saturated Fat 9g 45%

Cholesterol 63mg 21%

Sodium 964mg 40%

Carbs 14g 4%

Protein 18g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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