How To: Steam Clams

2014-10-26 13.03.12If you didn’t grow up near the ocean like I did, I’d assume its’s not second nature for you to just know how to cook all different types of seafood.  I grew up expecting seafood as a meal at least once a week, and leaving that lifestyle when I moved to Raleigh was a bit saddening.  Now, when I find good deals of seafood that is wild caught, I sometimes just can’t pass it down, which is why this weekend, I purchased some little neck clams caught at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

I thought I’d share with all of you how to steam clams, in case you didn’t know!  It’s very easy and requires minimal effort!2014-10-25 20.33.12

1.  Place 2 dozen fresh clams into a large stock pot and add 1/2 cup of water to pot.  This will not cover clams, but you don’t want it to!2014-10-25 20.35.28

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2. Place on stove, covered, at low to medium heat.  Your water will begin to simmer, but you don’t want it to boil, so don’t place your heat setting too high.2014-10-25 20.36.15

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3.  Once you hear clams start to “pop open,” remove from heat.  For two dozen clams, this takes about 10 minutes. 2014-10-25 20.49.00

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4.  Remove clams from shell and enjoy!2014-10-25 20.57.15

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Thanks to my dad for teaching me how to cook seafood!

Bows and arrows,


My Weekend in Pictures, 7/4-7/6

So, this is a somewhat sad compilation of photos from my weekend, however, I thought I’d update everyone on my life because I can. 🙂

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The sky was being patriotic.

I made bruschetta burgers for the Fourth of July and paired it with some blue corn chips and creamy spinach dip for a red, white, and blue themed dinner.  My burger recipe will be up sometime in the near future is up now, so go check it out!

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I drank some of the only type of beer I like: Lambic.  Nom.

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I then went on a lot of adventures with Gabi and Michael.

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On Saturday, we went to the NC Farmer’s Market and I had some fried shrimp from the N.C. Seafood Restaurant for lunch.  I miss having seafood whenever I want it.

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2014-07-06 18.35.02 After the farmers market, we went to the flea market, where I bought Gabi a treat from the Bone Appetit Bakery.  She loved it!  I also got myself some Chocolate Pecan fudge, but you better believe I devoured that!  Actually, I just lied.  I didn’t…I still have a quarter of the bar left, I just never took a photo of it.

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We also went Geocaching!

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Sunday, I spent the majority of my day in the kitchen.  I cut up my watermelon, tried my hand at making French macarons (which turned out very well!!), and made, um, I guess I’ll call it ‘watermelon water.’

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I hope everyone had an awesome Independence Day weekend, and I hope you have an equally awesome work week this week.

Stay tuned for my bruschetta burger recipe and my successful macaron attempt and recipe later this week!

Bows and Arrows,