Fire up the BBQ Unusual because we have a whole range of lip-smacking, flamin’ good recipes that will make you rethink your barbecue menu this summer. These beer clams are super simple but utterly delicious. Make sure you have some bread to mop up the lovely sauce.
- 1kg clams
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 10–12 garlic cloves, smashed
- 150ml lager
- Small bunch of coriander, stems and leaves separated and chopped
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Sea salt and black pepper
- Put the clams in a sink full of water for a couple of hours to purge them of the sand and grit. Place a large saucepan (that has a lid) over direct heat, then add the olive oil. When the pan’s hot, add the garlic and get it cooking. As soon as the garlic takes on a bit of colour, add the beer and the coriander stems, and season with salt and pepper.
- Bring to the boil and add the clams. Stick on the lid and give the pan a good shake. When the liquid comes to the boil again, give it another shake and cook until the clams open up, roughly 5–7 mins.
- Pour everything into a serving dish, including the sauce as you’ll definitely want to mop it up with some lovely baguette or toasted sourdough. Now make it rain lemon juice, chopped coriander leaves and freshly ground black pepper. Eat, slurp and dip.
Fire Food: The Ultimate BBQ Cookbook by DJ BBQ, published by Quadrille Publishing Ltd.