Jersey Boil

50 little neck clams from NJ

4 cooked and cleaned crabs from NJ( cut in half)

3 ears corn from NJ(cooked)

1 1/2 lbs shrimp

14 small red skinned potatoes

1 ring of kielbasa

1 Vidalia onion- large chunks

1 beer

2 cups water

1/2 lemon

1 3 oz bag of crab boil

Remoulade (for dipping):

2 TBsp horseradish

1 tsp vinegar

6 TBsp ketchup

1/2 cup mayo

1 1/2 Tbsp sirachi

Put water, crab boil bag,beer, potatoes and onions in a pot and cover for 15 minutes.

Next add Corn, crabs and kielbasa. Add 2 TBsp old bay seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes.

Next add  clams and shrimp and cook for 8 minutes. Add more seasoning if desired.

Serve al fresco with lemon wedges, plenty of old bay and homemade remoulade

So perfect for a summer night! My buddy from college came down and we feasted like kings! – swapping old stories, drinking brews and listening to the college tunes- awesome time!!

NJ Clams on the Orient Express

12 NJ clams

3 TBsp soy sauce

2 TBsp fish sauce

2 TBsp lemon juice

1/2 cup water

2 TBsp ginger root- diced fine

2 TBsp picked ginger

1/2 lemon -squeezed

Put clams, soy,fish sauce,lemon juice, water in pot and cover and cook until done- about 3 minutes

Top with ginger root, pickled ginger and lemon

Wow! Simple, tasty, and fragrant….I need a piece of bread for that delicious liquor!!!…. And a salad  would be nice.

Don’t be afraid of fish sauce- used sparingly it adds massive amounts to of flavor.

Double Ginger!!!!!…..Can you tell I like ginger( in all forms)!!!!   So good for you.