Easy Clambake Recipe

The following is an easy to make clambake recipe that just about anyone can manage. Just give yourself enough time to shop, plan, and set up the event and you will be ready to go.

The following is an easy to follow recipe for garbage can clambakes; as the name suggests, the recipe includes a little bit of everything. What you put in the can or pot depends on what you want for your clambake. Our recipe or plan for the "ultimate garbage can" includes lobster, sweet potatoes, eggs, corn on the cob, clams and hot dogs.

To start, in the bottom of your can, you want to put in about 2 to 3 inches of water. The amount increases as the amount of food you put in increases. Then, add a cup of vinegar and several tablespoons of salt.

If you're cooking lobsters, you need to place a 2-inch cake rack inside of the can. After all, what is a clambake without lobsters! This keeps the lobsters from slipping into the water. Cover the cake rack with seaweed. Put the can on a fire so that the water is brought to a boil. When you put the lobsters in, you want to put them in back side up, and then put in alternating layers of seaweed with potatoes, eggs, corn, hot dogs, and lastly, the clams. Really, the food you put in depends on your tastes.

When it comes to the potatoes, hotdogs, corn and eggs, you can always wrap them in cheesecloth. This will make removing them that much easier. When you're cooking the clams, consider using a wire basket, as this can help you to see when the clams have opened. This in turn signals that your clambake is finished.

Generally, it will take about an hour and a half to two hours for the clams to open.

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Don't worry: using a clambake cooker will not affect the taste. Your lobster, clams and other dishes will come out tasting as if they were cooked in a pit by the ocean.

Whether you're heading to the beach or having a backyard clam bake, it is important to consider all of the necessary supplies you'll need. Not only will you need to consider the menu and how you will cook your items, but you will also need to consider the decorations and seating arrangements.

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