Throw a Classic ClambakeJust because we live in the Midwest that doesn’t mean we can’t throw a good, old-fashioned clambake. Although this is something most people around here probably have never considered doing, National Seafood Month introduces the perfect opportunity. Rather than digging a hole in the sand and going the rugged route, find a more modern stove top recipe. This delicious stew of lobsters, clams, chorizo, corn, and shrimp is, admittedly, a lot of work to take on even for a seasoned cook. So, make it a special occasion and invite friends, family, and neighbors over to join in on the fun. Serve with a cold summer beer or light white wine to really bring out those fishy flavors and get the party started! We like this clambake recipe from Real Simple because it makes a complicated recipe a lot simpler:
One-Pot Clambake(Serves 8)
2 pounds small new potatoes
8 ounces Spanish chorizo, sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 12-ounce bottle lager beer
4 bay leaves
salt and pepper
8 ears corn, cut into thirds
2 pounds large shrimp, shells on
4 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
2 baguettes or other crispy bread
2 sticks butter, melted
- Heat grill or stove to high. In an 11-quart stockpot, combine the potatoes, chorizo, onion, beer, bay leaves, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
- Add just enough water to cover potatoes. Add the corn, shrimp, and clams in layers. Cover the pot.
- Cook on grill, or on stove over medium-high heat, until clams open, shrimp are opaque, and potatoes are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.
- Transfer to a large platter and serve with bread and butter.
When is the last time you went fishing? Whether you would rather catch and release or bring a fish home for dinner, there are many different lakes and ponds in the area where you can spend a nice day out in the sun. From catfish to bass, there is a variety of fish swimming around our Midwest waters. Fishing can be a wonderful family bonding experience, and there is nothing like the thrill of feeling that tug on the end of the line. If you’re luck enough to catch a fish that you can take home for dinner, you’ll have the extra thrill of eating the delicious fresh fish that you caught yourself. For some ideas on some of the best fishing spots in the Midwest, check out this guide.
Clam Chowder from Tippin’sDreaming of the beach? Tippin’s Clam Chowder will take you there. You don’t have to go to New England for some delicious Clam Chowder. Tippin’s makes it easy for you to get your hands on a tasty bowl of chowder just by stopping by your nearest grocery store carrying Tippin’s products. Let’s face it, no National Seafood Month celebration could be complete without this classic seafood dish, which dates back to the 1800s. Want to try some delicious Tippin’s Clam Chowder for your National Seafood Month celebration? Find some at one of our locations today:
- Cosentino’s Market, 10 East 13th St Ste A, Kansas City, MO 64106
- Hen House, 11721 Roe Ave Ste A, Leawood, KS 66211
- Hen House, 15000 W 87th St Ste A, Lenexa, KS 66215
- Dierberg’s, 4655 Osage Beach Pkwy Ste A, Osage Beach, MO 65065
- Dierberg’s, 1080 Lindemann Rd Ste A, Des Peres, MO 63131