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« on: September 24, 2015, 10:15:11 am »

Need some help from those who have done this before! I'm going to attempt a Clam Bake at a Fordham Tailgate later this fall. I have a propane deep fryer that I'm going to use to boil the water and cook the clams/mussels ect. Any suggestions or recipes?
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 10:44:41 am »

Let's be clear here.  You are planning a clam boil, not a clam bake...or so it seems.   Grin

The key is seasonings.  Buy yourself a "clam boil" seasoning packet.  Throw whatever you want in the pot of water and enjoy when it's done.  Keeping in mind of course that things need to cook for different lengths of time, so you should be strategic about when you place what in the water.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 10:47:44 am »

Step 1: Call the cook by its correct name!

Thanks Ace lol... clearly this is my first go around. I'm not even a big seafood guy but lots of my friends are and this will draw them to the game  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 11:10:56 am »

I think it is a great idea and from what I understand fairly simple to pull off, though it might be pricey.  I would take a look at something by Emiril (not my favorite most of the time), but with his Louisiana roots he will know a thing or two about a seafood boil.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 12:46:47 pm »

Safety first! keep a wide zone around the pot. those turkey friers are dangerous!

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you will need a picnic table or sturdy table to dump everything on. the table should be covered with butcher paper.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 06:56:12 pm »

Throw some beer in with the water. More beer. Less water
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 07:30:08 pm »

Which leads to the question: where do you go to buy seafood?

Stew Leonard's in Yonkers and Norwalk sends a truck up to the bay of Fundy in Canada to buy fresh lobsters and seafood.

With all those spices, beer is a waste on a Crab Boil. Water is fine.

Crabs, Lobsters, clams, potatoes, and ears of corn are the best items to use.
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2015, 01:57:31 am »

Which leads to the question: where do you go to buy seafood?

Stew Leonard's in Yonkers and Norwalk sends a truck up to the bay of Fundy in Canada to buy fresh lobsters and seafood.

With all those spices, beer is a waste on a Crab Boil. Water is fine.

Crabs, Lobsters, clams, potatoes, and ears of corn are the best items to use.

Throw some hot dogs into that water.....they add flavor and are completely edible.
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2015, 09:35:11 am »

Throw some hot dogs into that water.....they add flavor and are completely edible.

I think most recipes say sausages (and hot dogs) should be part of the boil.  Spicy sausage is really a must.
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 10:30:46 am »

When we do a clam boil we use:

Small red potatoes
Small pieces of corn on the cob
Kielbasa (bottom of the pot) Andouille also works but adjust the Old Bay a bit
Onion
Celery
Clams
Mussels
Lobster
Butter
Shrimp
Water (the beer is for drinking)
Some Old Bay Seasoning, be careful as to not dump it all onto one of the ingredients, better to mix it into the water

The biggest challenge is figuring out how many pots if it is a big crowd and to get  it all cooked through. But when it is ready and you have a plate full of everything your guests will be really happy

Don't forget the beer, an Oktoberfest stands up well with this meal
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2015, 10:48:28 am »

Great stuff guys - thanks for the input!

If anyone is around on 10/24 feel free to track me down... i'll be the guy with a pot full of seafood Wink
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