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SEAFOOD BOIL

The other day, I made what I think was one of my best meals ever…you will enjoy this so much…especially if you are a seafood lover. It is super simple and takes about 30 minutes, including preparation. Remember to shop local for most of these ingredients at The Carolina Fish and Food Market. Here is what you need to feed about 6 people:

  • 2 lbs. peeled and deveined tail-on shrimp (I used 13-15 count)
  • 4 doz. middle-neck clams
  • 5 hot sausage links cut into pieces
  • 1 steam-in bag of small red potatoes
  • 1 carton cherry tomatoes
  • 4 ears of white corn (remove corn from cob)
  • 1 bottle clam juice
  • 5 TBLS Pasta & Provisions marinara
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • fresh parsley
  • red pepper flakes
  • JD’s rub
  • salt/pepper
  • baguette
  • large tin foil pan

Begin by soaking the clams in water with a touch of flour for about 5 -10 minutes…this will allow the clams to release any dirt. Rinse and set aside. While the clams are soaking, place the steam-in bag of potatoes in the microwave and cook according to the package directions…I cooked mine for 8 minutes. Cook the sausage pieces until fully-cooked and browned. Rinse the shrimp. In the tin foil pan, add a touch of olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the corn kernels, steamed potatoes, shrimp and sausage. Season with salt, pepper, a few dashes of JD’s rub, and hot pepper flakes. Squeeze the juice of two lemons onto mixture and add lemon rinds. Add garlic, shallots and some fresh parsley. Throw in the cherry tomatoes, along with the marinara sauce and clam juice. Toss mixture to fully coat then top with rinsed clams. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and place on hot grill (400-500 degrees) until the shrimp are cooked and clams have opened…should take about 10-15 minutes. You can toss a few times during the cooking process…just be sure to reseal tightly with foil. Once finished, transfer to a big serving dish and top with fresh parsley and lemon juice, as desired. Then…take a pic and send to me or tag me on Instagram at charlotte_fashion_plate!

 

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