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Easy Clam Bake Recipe in a Foil Packet: Ready for the Grill

Clam Bake Grilled in a Foil Packet

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Seafood
Difficulty: Medium
Number of Ingredients: 7
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 1027kcal
Author: Marilyn Haugen : MavenCookery.com
Delight in the wow factor of opening up a packet of boiled clams, corn on the cob, sausage, and seasonings that delivers an amazing aroma and taste.
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  • Four 12-inch square sheets cheesecloth
  • Four 24-inch square sheets heavy-duty foil



  • 48 small clams about 2 lbs, scrubbed
  • 2 lbs linguiça sausage
  • 2 lbs new potatoes quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 ears sweet corn shucked and cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 bottle 12 oz beer, (see tip)
  • Virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks, melted
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  • Preheat barbecue grill to medium-high heat
  • Place a sheet of cheesecloth on top of each foil sheet. Add clams, dividing evenly. Top with sausages, potatoes, garlic, and corn, dividing evenly. Sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning. Fold edges of foil up into a bowl shape around the clam mixture and pour 1/2 bottle of beer into each packet. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Fold foil into tent-style packets and seal edges tightly.
  • Place packets on preheated grill and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender and clams have opened. Open packets and discard any clams that have not opened. Drizzle clam mixture with melted butter and garnish with parsley.


You can substitute 1-1/2 cups of vegetable or seafood broth for the beer.


Calories: 1027kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 77g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Cholesterol: 290mg | Sodium: 3917mg | Potassium: 1154mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2995IU | Vitamin C: 92.9mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 6.6mg