I bet you have already enjoyed a clambake party because if you still haven’t, then you are missing half of your life! A clambake is New England’s traditional method of cooking seafood such as lobsters, mussels, steamers and of course, clams. These are usually supplemented by onions for a sweet and spicy flavoring; vegetables such as corns, carrots and potatoes and also sausages for a little meaty twist! The food items are usually packed in foils; then buried underground and baked using charcoals. So anyway, here’s a delicious recipe to help you prepare one for your family!
Slice the kielbasa diagonally into 1-inch thick slices. Set aside. Saute the onions and leeks in the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed 16 to 20 quart stockpot over medium heat for 15 minutes, until the onions start to brown. Layer the ingredients on top of the onions in the stockpot in this order: first the potatoes, salt, and pepper; then the kielbasa, little neck clams, steamer clams, mussels, shrimp, and lobsters.
Now that you have an idea how to actually prepare a clambake and since you already have a delicious recipe to begin with, make sure that the party you’ll throw is going to end up a blast! Just to make it more enjoyable for your guests, you can put up pleasing decorations on the venue; set up the table nicely or even plan a set of games that everybody will love participating in! To give you some ideas, here’s Rachel Ray’s quick guide on setting up clambake parties!
Set up a well-oiled cocktail station. Leave a fresh batch of drinks on ice with plenty of shatterproof glasses and bandanas for cleaning spills. And make sure there are lemons, limes and extra hot sauce for guests to add their own finishing touches. If you’ve got flowers, flaunt them. Pluck a few from your lawn, then toss into mugs or glasses (choose some sturdy enough to hold up to a strong breeze). Stagger them down the table in a sweetly imperfect pattern. While dinner cooks, let the games begin. Pull out bikes and skateboards, sporting equipment, or toys like hula hoops and Frisbees from the garage, and let the kids and adults play together.
I hope that these resources are enough for you to be able to host the best and the most memorable clambake party for your loved ones and friends! For more barbecue tips, don’t hesitate to visit my blogsite often! And to make the dishes even more delicious, why not cook it in La Caja China’s roasting box?! It’s the best barbecue grill in the US today! You can get one of their roasters by visiting their website or calling them at 1-800-338-1323!
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