Grilled Razor Clams

Grilled Razor Clams

© Stine Christiansen

Grilled Razor Clams

Grilled Razor Clams

© Stine Christiansen

Ingredients (Serves 4)

20
g
razor clams
100
g
butter
5
stem
dill
5
stem
chervil, optional
5
stem
parsley
1
clove
garlic
1
unwaxed lemon
white bread
lemon wedges
  • First, clean the clams: fill a saucepan with cold water and salt it so that it tastes like mild sea water - about 30 grams per litre. Let the razor clams soak for an hour. Change the water twice and wait an hour each time.
  • Meanwhile prepare the butter: let 100 g butter come to room temperature. Finely chop the herbs and garlic, grate the lemon zest and squeeze the lemon. Mix butter, herbs, zest and lemon juice until combined and chill for at least an hour, even better overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 220 °C top heat or grill setting. Let the butter come to room temperature.
  • Rinse razor clams well and pat dry. Place in one layer o na  grill sheet or heatproof dish and grill until they open, about two minutes.
  • Dot evenly with flakes of the herb butter on top and return to the grill for another minute. Serve immediately with fresh bread and lemon wedges. 

Tip

Better to gratinate too short than too long, otherwise they will turn to gummy!