Wednesday, June 20, 2012

BACKYARD CLAMBAKE TUTORIAL




Traditional clambakes are an event - they take all day and require digging a sand pit, but this version is a lot less work and still VERY good. 


1)  Choose a secluded spot in the backyard.

(I opted for a seaside tablescape on the deck)



2)  Fill up a tub with ice to keep beverages cold. 





3) Start prepping the packets of lobster, steamers and corn for the grill.



Here are the instructions (this will serve two people):

6 small red potatoes, quartered
1/2 medium onion, cut into wedges
2 corn on the cob (I used frozen)
2 lobster tails
12 steamer clams
fresh thyme sprigs

Divide between two aluminum foil packets. (I doubled the foil)

Mix 2 Tablespoons of butter, 2 cloves minced garlic and 1 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning. Spoon this mixture on each foil packet. Pinch foil together at top, and place on hot grill.

Cook until done, usually between 15-20 minutes.

Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.


I hope you'll give this a try if you enjoy seafood. I am joining Stonegable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits, AND there is a beautiful giveaway being offered on her blog.




Thank you for stopping by! Debbie

15 comments:

  1. Mmmmm, that looks so good, Debbie! I love seafood and this sounds like it would be a good dinner to make on the BBQ for something different.

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  2. I love a good old fashioned clambake. This looks delicious. I can just taste the freshness of the sea, yummy. xo

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  3. This looks scrumptious! Thanks for showing us how to have a very upscale clambake! Your table is lovely! Thanks for joining TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS!

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  4. Debbie, that IS easy!!!!! I have done a shrimp boil, but I love this idea for two...great for the grill. We love lobster. Woo hoo!!!!

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  5. Looks so yummy. I haven't had lobster in years and I do miss it.

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  6. Debbie~ Your clambake packets look delicious~ I'm looking forward to having my own on the grill now! Love your fun lobster beverage bucket! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  7. Fabulous, Debbie! If only I wasn't deathly allergic to shellfish...sigh...but I can certainly do a clambake for my family...thank you for yet another beautiful, inspirational post!

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  8. Debbie:
    This looks fantastic. I can;t wait to try this
    fo a nice dinner with just my hubby and
    myself.

    Denise

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  9. Looks fantastic and I wish I were eating with you! Yummmmmm.

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  10. Debbie, My husband grew up east coast and loves clams, me I'll stick with the lobster. I looks wonderful. I love your little mini pies for the previous post, they look delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

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  11. Love your seaside table! The clambake looks good too!
    Much easier than doing it on the beach with all that seaweed!

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  12. Great idea! I'd love to try this on our grill some time. Last year our friends didn't do the lobster boil so I'm missing all those delicious goodies!

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