Ina Garten Wants You to Pour An Entire Bottle of Wine Into a Pot — Here's Why

"I mean, how bad can that be?" Ina says.

Ina Garten's Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken, as seen on Food Network's Barefoot Contessa.

Ina Garten's Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken, as seen on Food Network's Barefoot Contessa.

Photo by: Matt Ball

Matt Ball

Ina Garten doesn’t think you need a beach to have a delicious clambake this summer and if Ina says it, you can believe it.

After years of catering elaborate beachside clambakes in the Hamptons, she found a genius way to skip lugging seafood to and from a beach on a boiling hot summer day. In fact, you don't even need to leave the house or have outdoor space.

"Trust me, this is easier," Ina says in her Kitchen Clambake class.

That's because she uses only one pot to get all the flavors of the summertime classic at home.

In that big pot, she likes to "layer all kinds of good things," she says. That means she dumps in shell-on shrimp, juicy clams (of course!) and so many more delicious ingredients.

Piling a ton of gorgeous seafood in a pot is fun, but there's one surprising and special thing that makes cooking this dish extra over-the-top in true Ina style.

As anyone who has seen Ina make a cosmopolitan knows, she does not to shy away from the booze. And the same rule applies to wine — Ina grants us permission to do one more thing that's supremely satisfying: pour in a whole bottle of wine.

"I mean, how bad can that be?" she says.

But the best part of her Kitchen Clambake class is even simpler: "There’s no sand in your food!" Ina says. If you've ever wanted to have a true OMG-I-feel-like-I'm-Ina-Garten moment, then you need to take this class.

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