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Clam Bake Recipe

Clam Bake Recipe

Itís seafood time, and nothing says a summer party like a good Ďole clam bake. With this recipe, the fresh saltwater taste will be delivered right to your kitchen counter or backyard patio.

1 pound small yellow-fleshed or white new potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspon freshly cracked black pepper
1 pound mussels, scrubbed
1 pound littleneck clams, scrubbed
2 corn cobs, cut clockwise into 2-inch pieces
1 package smoked sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 teaspoons Old Bay or other seafood seasoning
1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

Suggested accompaniments:
Chopped fresh parsley, lemon wedges, crusty bread

Toss potatoes with oil, salt and pepper and spread into a single layer on pan (lined with tin foil). Roast in oven at 450 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. When the potatoes are slightly tender, remove pan from oven and scatter mussels, clams, corn and sausage evenly over pan. Sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning then roast for 8 minutes. Take pan out of the oven, and scatter shrimp over pan, roast for 3 to 6 minutes or until the mussels and clams have opened, shrimp are pink and opaque and potatoes are tender, tossing any mussels or clams that havenít opened up. Scoop the mixture into bowls, serving with accumulated juices and any of the suggested accompaniments.
Reita in Tn.

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