An old-fashioned clambake on the beach is an event that shouldn't be missed. An American tradition, the clambake date back hundreds of years to when the first European settlers learned the practice of cooking food in a pit of hot rocks from the Native Americans. The tradition is still popular today and is often a grand celebration.
Plan to spend the whole day at the beach for a clambake. It takes several hours to get the pit ready and hot plus time for cooking. The ingredients of choice typically involve clams and lobster (or other shellfish), potatoes and corn. Probably very similar to what our ancestors chose to cook.
Check out 10 Steps to a Traditional Clambake.
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