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A Real New England Clambake

I know, I know I have been a very bad blogger this past week.  I was away for a few days, then had my good friend Jaime down for a few days, and have been busy with kids and work.  It's all really good stuff but has been keeping me on my toes!

So I wanted to share the photos from our club clambake, we have it every other summer and even though it was less than 2 weeks ago I am already planning what we will pt in our pillow case for the next one.  The clam bake is a great community activity, held on the beach of one of our members. It takes about a week to execute and a few weeks or months to plan!  There is a mountain of rocks delivered:


Then the fire is started at about 8am:


The rock get so hot they split in half, by this point it is about 5pm and everyone has arrived and is watching, socializing, and enjoying themselves.  The wood is removed:


Then the rockweed (seaweed) is tossed on:


It really takes a lot of seaweed to feed about 200 people!


When there is a good layer of seaweed all the food is tossed on, everyone packs what they want in a pillowcase with their name on it. One note, it has to be all cotton!


then more seaweed:


Then the tarp goes on and the air is filled with salty, briny, steam:


Well then my camera battery quit! So I didn't get a picture of the finished food, but a picture cannot describe the amazing flavor of the lobster, shrimp, corn, and potatoes that come off those stones! It is really an loved summer activity!

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I had no idea this was how it was done - I want an invite for next year!!! xoxo

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchesley

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