It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been down by the Cape, where community clambakes can be a pretty common event throughout the Summertime. Everyone brings some seafood and/or a side, maybe some drinks depending on the crowd- and you gather around to cook the food together in a fire pit and enjoy each other’s company in (hopefully) beautiful weather.
With our schedules finally calming down a little in recent days/weeks- my friend and podcast co-host Stef and I decided to bring a little bit of Cape Cod to her farm this past weekend- throwing a smaller-scaled clambake for ourselves and a few of our mutual friends who dropped by since we all couldn’t be together for the Fourth of July this year.
Using the designated fire pit in Stef’s yard (where we typically have Autumnal bonfires and, more recently, a weenie roast for her birthday)– Stef and her husband Andy boiled and grilled clams, shrimp, scallops and huge crab legs. Paired with the side salads some of us brought and ice cold Arnold Palmers- it was one of the most fun, creative and delicious meals we’ve all pulled off together.
We closed out the afternoon/evening with some bad horror movies, as is tradition (speaking of, our podcast- ‘Baking to the B Movies’ returns the first week of August! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts!)
It was such a fun day, and I’m hoping we can do it again before the Summer is over and we start gearing up for our annual Fall parties/get-togethers and traditions! As fun as those are- I could definitely eat some more scallops while it’s still warm out.
Next time, though- I’m splurging on some lobster to throw in, too!