How Do You Make One-Pot Clambake?


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Make a one-pot clambake by steaming seafood such as clams, mussels, lobsters and shrimp along with vegetables such as potatoes, leeks, onions, corn and celery all together in a large pot. Include other ingredients such as fresh garlic, lemon slices and cut sausage, and steam with a liquid such as white wine and water. Find recipes for one-pot clambakes on BonAppetit.com and FoodNetwork.com.

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The Bon Appetit recipe calls for clams, mussels, live lobsters and smoked sausage along with corn on the cob, celery stalks, sliced lemons, a head of garlic, a bunch of thyme and whole eggs. Bring a pot of water and white wine to a boil. Add and cook the ingredients in a specific sequence of potatoes for five minutes, then the lobsters and eggs for 10 minutes, the remaining ingredients except the clams and mussels for 5 minutes, then the clams for 10 minutes, and then the mussels for five minutes. Transfer the seafood to a platter, and serve with the cooking broth and melted butter.

The Food Network recipe calls for kielbasa sausage, leeks, onions, potatoes and olive oil as well as two sizes of clams, mussels, shrimp and lobsters. Saute chopped onions with leeks with olive oil in a stockpot until the onions start to brown. Add the ingredients in layers, starting with potatoes, salt, pepper, then kielbasa sausage, clams, mussels, shrimp and lobster on top. Pour in white wine, and steam for about 15 minutes on high, then 15 minutes on medium. Serve the pot contents in a bowl with the broth ladled over.

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