New England Clam Boil

Tara Pacheco


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!

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10 Min
1 Hr


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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


1-2 qt
12 ounce beer
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
2 Tbsp
crushed red pepper
salt & pepper to taste

How to Make New England Clam Boil


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

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