Ditch Plains Clambake

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Ditch Plains Clambake
Ditch Plains Clambake
Ann Stratton

Ditch Plains Clambake

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6
Servings
863
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. 

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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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Cholesterol
491mg
100%
Protein
108g
100%
Carbs
63g
21%
Vitamin A
209µg
23%
Vitamin B12
26µg
100%
Vitamin B6
2mg
87%
Vitamin C
57mg
96%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
6mg
31%
Vitamin K
229µg
100%
Calcium
438mg
44%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
193µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
193µg
48%
Iron
13mg
74%
Magnesium
301mg
75%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
60%
Phosphorus
1378mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
2674mg
76%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
25.7%
Sodium
3163mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
35.9%
Zinc
17mg
100%