Ditch Plains Clambake

Ditch Plains Clambake
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Ditch Plains Clambake
Ann Stratton

Ditch Plains Clambake

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6
Servings
1302
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 russet potatoes
  • 1/4-1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 medium-sized cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Cup dry white wine
  • 2 Cups clam juice
  • 1 bunch basil, chopped
  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
  • 2 leeks, sliced thinly
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Two 1 3/4-pound lobsters
  • 1 Pound king-crab or snow-crab legs
  • 1-2 dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 1 Pound mussels, scrubbed
  • 8 Ounces large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 8 Ounces sea scallops
  • 1 Pound cod fillets
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • Garlic bread, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Bake the potatoes until tender, about 1 hour. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic until golden brown. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Add the clam juice, basil, parsley, leeks, ginger, saffron, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Add enough water — approximately 4 quarts — to cover the seafood when it's added. Bring to a boil. Drop in the lobsters and crab legs and boil for about 10 minutes.

Drop in the clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and cod. Cook for another 10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and serve immediately, accompanied by the baked potatoes, sliced lemons, and garlic bread. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
97g
100%
Sugar
46g
51%
Saturated Fat
29g
100%
Cholesterol
453mg
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
92g
71%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
22683µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
35mg
4%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
80µg
20%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
172mg
25%
Selenium, Se
26µg
47%
Sodium, Na
762mg
51%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
189µg
100%
Water
124g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Clam Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Clam Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.