Monday, April 20, 2015

Sadie's Land Ho! Oven Clam Bake

   

Who wouldn't love to be by the shore, with friends, dining on the sea's bounty by means of a good old fashioned clam bake?

If you don't live by the sea, and don't know when the next time you'll find your feet in the sand; here's a recipe that will tide you over till the next time you see, well, the tide.

Yesterday, I scoured the internet looking for such a recipe.  I found several that were done on the stove top.  Most were done in stages, and involved more ingredients than I wanted or had on hand.

I have a 9Qt. LeCreuset oval dutch oven that I love; and welcome any excuse to use it.  So with that, a few ingredients, and a hunger for les fruits des mer, I set off on my quest.

A little more than an hour later, the above treasure emerged from the oven.


Sadie's Land Ho! Oven Clam Bake
Preheat oven to 450F  


Ingredients:
1 fresh ear of corn per person, halved
2-3 small red potatoes halved

Line the bottom of a large oven proof pot with with corn husks, seaweed, or even cabbage or bokchoy.  Top with corn and potatoes:
Next, top with seafood of choice.  I used 4- 40z. lobster tails, 2 dozen 21/25 shrimp and 2 dozen littleneck clams.  Be sure to discard any clams or mussels that are open prior to cooking.  
The amount depends on the diners' likes.    Top with 1 stick of butter, cut into pats; and 2 12oz beers.  Last, heartily sprinkle on the Old Bay seasoning
For a little added ambience...
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