Recipe

Clambake

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon liquid Zatarainís Concentrated Crab & Shrimp Boil
  • 4 medium-size yellow onions, quartered
  • 3 heads garlic, halved
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ears fresh sweet corn, husked, cleaned, and cut into thirds
  • 1 1/2 pounds new potatoes
  • 1/2 pound all-beef hot dogs
  • 1 pound andouille or other smoked sausage, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 4 quarts steamer clams, scrubbed
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 loaf crusty French bread

Directions

  • Fill a 4-gallon stockpot fitted with a strainer insert two-thirds full with water. Add the crab boil, onions, and garlic. Season the water with the salt and black pepper. Add the sweet corn and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the hot dogs and sausage, and cook, covered, until the potatoes are almost fork-tender, about 8 minutes. Add the clams, cover, and cook until the shells pop open, about 5 minutes. Discard any clams that do not open.
  • Remove the strainer insert from the pot and drain the boil. Serve the clam boil on paper bags or newspapers. Pass the melted butter and bread.