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Monday Meal: July 4th Stovetop Seafood Bake

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When I lived on the East Coast, holidays were the perfect time for clambakes at the beach. However, that's an all-day affair. You might be surprised to know that you can create a pretty darn good clambake indoors just using a big pot and your stove. 

It's a quick and easy way to bring a little of the beach to your home and a great alternative to grilling on July the 4th. Here is how to do it. 

Ingredients:

2 lbs. black mussels

2 lbs. small clams

1 lb. large shrimp, unpeeled

1 lb. kielbasa sausage, sliced into rings

1 pound small red potatoes, quartered

2-4 ears of corn, shucked and cut into thirds

Fresh or cooked crab legs or lobster

Butter, melted

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Method: 

Begin by placing the clams, mussels and shrimp on a large piece of cheesecloth. Tie the ends of the cheesecloth together making a pouch for the shellfish.

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In a large, deep stockpot, place the kielbasa in a single layer.

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Next, place the shellfish in the cheesecloth directly on top of the kielbasa.

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Scatter the potato quarters on top of the shellfish.

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Place the corn and the crab legs or lobster on top of the potatoes. 

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Cover the pot and turn the heat to high. Cook for 18 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and the mussels and clams have all opened. 

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Serve on a large platter with plenty of melted butter alongside. 

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Photos by Ted Scheffler

 


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