Most people have never thought of seaming clams on the BBQ grill, the process usually only takes between 5 and 10 minutes or til you see your clams began to open. When completely opened, you can start removing them carefully to a large bowl, being careful to not remove the clam juices from the shells. With Clams make sure they are open wide, but with Mussels on the other hand will not open nearly as wide.
To began take advantage of the grill preheating, to prepare some sauces. Start by melt some butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add some chopped up shallots and garlic- waiting for the shallots to softened a bit. Next, add some white wine, lemon and red pepper flakes, and cook until heated throughout then put aside.
Next, turn your your grill up high, waiting till water evaporates on the grill, by throwing small amount onto the Barbecue. Line up your little-neck clams on the grill by placing them directly on the grill between the grill grates, cover clams with a wet burlap bag and let them steam for 5 to 10 minutes. The clams area done when they fully open from the steam. They can then be removed from the grill as to not let the clam juices escape. Then place the steamed clams in to a bowl and add your sauce, give a a quick stir and your BBQ Clams are ready to enjoy.