My kid's love clambakes. There's something fun about dumping a whole bunch of seafood on the table and having at it. Letting them pick and choose what they want, and eating like vikings is therapeutic and needed in a pandemic. All 5 of us ate for about 10 bucks per person. The best part? It's super easy to make. We base ours off of Michael Symon's Cleveland Clambake Recipe
2 pounds mussels
1 pound 16-20 count shrimp
2-3 pounds middleneck clams
4 ears of corn
1 poud package of polska kielbasa
1 medium sweet onion sliced thin
1 bag of mini or red potatoes
2 tablespoons of toasted cumin seeds
1 tableespoon toasted coriander seeds
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
1 bunch of cilantro
1 bottle of white wine
1 lemon cut into thirds
The key here is to toast the seeds. Put in a pan over medium heat until they look toasted and release their oils. Get a big stock pot and layer your ingredients, sausage first, followed by potatoes, clams, mussels, shrimp and corn. Top with toasted seeds, onions and sliced lemons. Pour in a bottle of whiter wine, cover for about 25 minutes and serve with some chopped cilantro on top. Serve with a crusty bread to soak up the juices..Super simple!
Fall in Cleveland..If we can't socialize in groups, we can at least socialize with seafood..Enjoy!