Monday, July 3, 2006

Recipe & stupid people

Todays recipe looks a little involved...but the picture they sent of this looked really yummy.  You can check it out in more detail at Better Homes and Gardens.

High-and-Dry Clambake
Source: Better Homes and Gardens
Prep: 30 minutes
Grill: 15 minutes
20   littleneck, Manila, or cherrystone clams in shells
1  cup salt
3/4  cup butter, melted
1  teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
2  tablespoons lemon juice
2  tablespoons snipped fresh basil or 3 tablespoons snipped fresh dillweed
4  small fresh ears of corn in husks
8  sheets  nori or 1 large bunch parsley
2,  7- to 8-ounce fresh or frozen lobster tails, thawed and halved lengthwise
8  ounces cooked kielbasa or other smoked sausage, cut into 8 slices
12 to 16  sprigs fresh basil and/or dillweed
   Salt and pepper


Thoroughly wash clams in shells. In a large pot or kettle combine 4 quarts cold water and 1/3 cup of the salt. Place clams in the salt water mixture; let stand 15 minutes. Drain and rinse well. Repeat soaking and rinsing twice more, using new water and salt each time.

In a small bowl stir together butter, lemon peel, lemon juice, and the 2 to 3 tablespoons snipped fresh herbs; set aside. Remove corn husks; clean several husks and set aside. Use hands or a stiff brush to remove silk from corn. Brush corn with about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture. Lay clean husks back in place.
Tear off four 24x18-inch pieces of heavy foil. Lay 2 sheets of nori or 3 to 4 large sprigs of fresh parsley in the center of each piece of foil. Cut four 12-inch squares of 100 percent cotton cheesecloth; place 1 square atop nori on each piece of foil.
For each packet, arrange the following on cheesecloth: 5 clams in shells, 1 ear of corn, 1/2 of a lobster tail, and 2 slices of kielbasa. Brush about 2 tablespoons butter mixture over cut sides of lobsters. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of remaining butter over each packet. (Reserve remaining butter mixture until serving time.) Top with a few sprigs of basil or dillweed. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Bring ends of cheesecloth together in center. Seal foil packets, allowing room for steam to build.
In a grill with a cover, place foil packets, seam side up, on grill directly over medium coals. Grill, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until clams are open, lobster is opaque, and corn is tender, carefully opening packets to check doneness. To serve, open packets. (Discard any clams that have not opened, nori, if using, and herb sprigs. Replace with fresh herb sprigs, if desired.) Pass remaining lemon-butter mixture. Makes 4 servings.


Did anyone else read this short article?  I'll just call it stupid people...I have a low tolerance for druggies. 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.



pookyluvsu said...

Recipe sounds yummy. Omg I can't believe no wait yes I can that people are that stupid. I have no tolerance for druggies either...gross!

Hugs, Angela

butterflies4me04 said...

I don't like seafood so i can not relate to this recipe!

STUPID STUPID people! I hate drugs and this is why ... where does it get ya? Oh that's right NO WHERE!