Core Sound Style Clam Bake

Sherard Lewis


Always a hit, no matter the holiday or occasion. For our family it's always on July 4th.


★★★★★ 1 vote

45 Min
2 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 80
    top-nick or 48 cherry clams (in shell)
  • 8
    fryer-sized chicken quarters
  • 8 medium
    white potatoes, unpeeled
  • 8 medium
    sweet potatoes
  • 8 medium
    sweet onions
  • 8 large
    whole carrots
  • 8
    ears of corn
  • 3 lb
    shrimp, unpeeled (add last 15-20 minutes of cooking time)
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Core Sound Style Clam Bake


  1. Wash and scrub clams thoroughly with a stiff brush. Place in a large steamer pot (16-20 quart). Layer other ingredients on top of clams - in order given. Add approximately 1 1/2 inches of water in bottom portion of steamer pot.
  2. Allow a good steam to start, then cook on medium-low heat 2-3 hours or until done. Cooking time may vary.
  3. May increase or decrease any or all of the ingredients depending on the number of people you are serving and the size of the pot. Be sure there is always enough liquid in the pot to provide a good steam
  4. Serve with crackers, vinegar, melted butter, or any sauce you desire.

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About Core Sound Style Clam Bake

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #shrimp, #Seafood, #Clams

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