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new england clam boil

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Tara Pacheco
Fall River, MA

Come to the east coast for a good ol' fashioned New England clam boil! Or, make it yourself at home! This delicious meal made up soft shell clams (aka "steamers"), potatoes, onions, hot dogs, sausage, and chourico or linguica. It is great for feeding large groups, and is a summer time favorite. But enjoyed year round!

(1 rating)
yield 4 -10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For new england clam boil

  • soft shell clams - 1.5 - 2 lbs. per person
  • hot dogs - 1.5 per person
  • chourico/linguica - 1.5 lb per person
  • sausage links - 1.5 per person
  • medium potatoes - 1.5 per person
  • onion 1.5 per person
  • BROTH:
  • 1-2 qt
  • 2
    12 ounce beer
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    crushed red pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste

How To Make new england clam boil

  • 1
    Wash clams in warm water, and soak in cold water and salt while you start cooking. (no more than 10 minutes)
  • 2
    In a Large pot, bring beer and 1 - 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add spices such as salt, crushed pepper, and garlic.
  • 3
    Add your potatoes and onions. Just before they are finished cooking, add your chourico or linguica and sausages.
  • 4
    When your linguica and sausages are almost done cooking, add your hot dogs since they are precooked.
  • 5
    Cook your hot dogs for 2 minutes and add your fresh steamers (clams). As soon as your clams open, they are done.
  • 6
    You can melt some butter for dipping and reserve broth to keep your clams warm as you eat.