Origally published on August 30, 2012. Updated with new recipe and photos.
Clambake is an all-American seafood dish for summer. A traditional clambake is a major affair at the beach that involves a bonfire, heated rocks, seaweed and a large wet tarpaulin to steam the ingredients. This easy clambake recipe is no-fuss, fast and simple, using a skillet and cooked on a stovetop!
The best part about my easy clambake is the common and easy-to-get ingredients: shrimp, clams, mussels, corns and potatoes. If you like, you can certainly throw in a lobster, smoked sausages and seaweed. My version is purely shellfish.
To me, the best part about clambake is the savory, briny and delicious broth. Sop it up with bread and dip the fresh cooked shellfish in melted butter. It’s utterly satisfying to have clambake with your friends and family; it’s a smashing dish during summertime. Enjoy!
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