clambake


An informal beachfront meal where clams, corn-on-the-cob and other foods including lobsters, mussels, potatoes and onions are cooked in a pit of hot rocks topped with seaweed, all of which is covered with wet canvas. Clambakes are sometimes replicated indoors by simply steaming all the ingredients in a large pot complete with seaweed.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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