Saturday, January 19, 2008

Is it a Clambake Or Clamboil ?

When the Pilgrims landed they were not aware that lobsters, which were plentiful in the 1600's, were delicious to eat. The Native Americans dug a large hole in the sand. Placed in the pit were smoldering rocks. They boiled a length of rawhide to use as a cover then placed in it lobsters, clams, mussels, fish and corn draped with seaweed on top to steam.

Since most venues cant dig a hole for a fire pit, catering companys and resturants cook this dish as a New England Clam Boil in a large pots instead.

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