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Grilled clambake by Chef Eric Greenspan

9
3
2
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
50 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Chef Eric Greenspan has created this modern take on a clambake. It's packed with flavors from the grill and is a great summertime dish to enjoy with friends and family. This recipe has all the classic ingredients of corn, red peppers, red onion, shrimp and clams. To prepare clams, scrub clams thoroughly to remove as much grit as possible; rinse well. Discard any cracked or open clams; set aside remaining clams. Serve this dish with crusty French bread. It's perfect for entertaining.

Ingredients

Uncooked bliss potatoes

½ pound(s)

OLD BAY Old Bay seasoning

½ Tbsp, or to taste

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Corn

4 medium, on the cob, shucked and broken in half

Sweet red pepper(s)

4 medium, stemmed, seeded and each one cut into quarters

Uncooked red onion(s)

1 medium, sliced into thick rings

Table salt

¼ tsp

Extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp

Uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), peeled and deveined (use eight 2-oz jumbo shrimp)

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), finely minced

Fresh thyme

4 sprig(s)

Rosemary sprig

4 item(s)

Fresh oregano

4 sprig(s)

White wine

2 fl oz

Uncooked clams with shell

36 large

Lemon(s)

½ medium, cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes in a medium saucepan; cover with 2 inches of water and season well with Old Bay. Boil over medium heat until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, off heat, coat a grill rack with cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Toss corn, peppers, onion, and salt in oil. Grill, turning occasionally, until soft and slightly charred, about 10 minutes. Remove to a large, deep aluminum tray. Add potatoes, shrimp and garlic to tray; cover with herbs.
  4. Pour wine into bottom of tray. Place clams on top of herbs; place tray on grill.
  5. Increase grill to high heat and close the lid. Open every couple of minutes to check for the clams opening - it should take about 10-15 minutes (discard any clams that do not open after 15 minutes).
  6. Remove tray from grill and transfer ingredients to a serving platter; serve with lemon wedges.
  7. Serving size: 9 clams, 2 shrimp, 2 halves corn, 3 pieces peppers, a few onion rings and 1/4 of potatoes