How To: Clambake

Easy recipes to start your own summer tradition


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How To: Clambake Okay, so we’ll admit, there’s not much in the way of  “recipes,” per se, when it comes to a classic clambake. After all, it’s more about the method and ambience surrounding the event than the actual progression of a dish from start to finish.

Regardless, clambakes are an essential part of any New England summer and with the inevitable dwindling down of the season (how is it already August??), we’re encouraging you to make the most of these last long days of summer with some easy tips for a successful clambake. Get your hands on the freshest seafood you can, start melting down the drawn butter and load up a cooler’s worth of refreshments - you’ll be well on your way to clambake bliss!

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  • Snooth User: Mark Angelillo
    Founding Member Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
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    I kind of love that picture of all the lobsters and corn. Great intro to clambakes for me, Hana. Thanks! I've never been to one.

    Aug 05, 2011 at 12:14 PM

  • Snooth User: Kate Statton
    Hand of Snooth
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    Clambakes always remind me of being on the beach up in Cape Cod and listening to ghost stories around a campfire. Great memories. What a nostalgic dinner a clambake is. Great article Hana :)

    Aug 05, 2011 at 4:37 PM

  • Being from mid-way down the East Coast we always had steamed crabs, shrimp & clams with lots of Old Bay - washed down with an icy Bucket of Rocks (Rolling Rock in little green bottles chilling in a big stainless pail of ice) - soooo good! Such pleasure sitting with friends while picking crabs, dunking shrimp & slurping clams washed down with GREAT beer. Never an oyster in the summer - that's for oyster roasts with roaring fires in December & January!

    Aug 05, 2011 at 7:16 PM

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