Clambake Time! Having a clambake is about the whole experience, from cooking to eating. Originally a New England tradition, this seafood dish has made it down South all the way to our home in Alabama.
We have a very large family, so we do our clambakes in our big barn. It houses a few lined-up picnic tables covered with newspaper to pour out the brilliantly flavored clams (and this year, added crawfish) with corn, sausage, potatoes, and onions.
With a clambake, there’s no need for a ton of sides. The protein and vegetables are all in one pot. The only thing you really need is nice crusty bread with a great garlic butter to slather it with. Of course, you’ll need something to drink — I prefer iced peach tea.
And of course, the dessert! That is a hard choice to make. Personally, I feel like key lime pie is a great complement to a clambake. It is super easy to make and refreshing for a hot spring day. But key lime cake would be fabulous, too. I’m including both recipes here.
I hope you’ll give this Meal Made Easy a try. I know it will be a winner experience. A clambake lends itself to the most amazing memories with family and friends!
Here are all the recipes for a complete clambake meal.