'Clams' on Serious Eats

Pizza with Fresh Clams, Garlic, Mozzarella, Romano, and Basil

Clam pizza is the kind of pizza that you need to start eating immediately after it's cut into slices, before the copious clam juices have a chance to render the crust completely soggy (though some degree of sogginess is inevitable—a feature for some, even). Even so, roasting a clam in the open heat of an oven is not the ideal way to do it, even if its been freshly shucked. Want to know the secret to the absolute tenderest, most flavorful clams and juiciest clam pizza around? Place the whole, unshucked clams on that pie before baking. It may look strange at first, and it will definitely look strange when it comes out of the oven, but the clams will be insanely tender and you won't lose a single drop of those precious juices. More

Bar Bites: Clams with Tequila and Chorizo

The sauce in this recipe is something resembling a meat sauce for pasta, but is wholly comprised of Mexican chorizo sausage, tequila, and the liquid released from fresh clams. It is simultaneously spicy and meaty, briny and fresh, and brightened with the flavors of tequila and lime. And when the meaty sauce is poured over the steamed clams, you have a quick and easy surf-and-turf beer snack on your hands. More

TGI Fry-Day: Fried Clam Roll at Mary's Fish Camp

The first bite is a mix of flavors and textures: the pipping hot clams rest over a cooling celery root remoulade—made even more flavorful thanks to capers, red onions and chives—and it's all cradled in a fresh roll, next to a refreshing side of slaw. Of course, the fried clams dominate the dish: these battered mollusks are crispy, crunchy and copious. Such roll overflow necessitates extensive utensil work, but, when each mouthful tastes this good, who cares if a knife and fork come to the rescue? More

Dinner Tonight: Stephanie Izard's Manila Clam and Sausage Linguine

Stephanie Izard is a Top Chef winner, and her restaurant Girl & the Goat in Chicago is regularly booked for months out. She is known for her affinity with unusual flavor combinations that you'd never think would work—which is exactly what drew me to this dish. Sure, shellfish and cured pork almost always go well together—something I learned from Bill Buford's book Heat, a point he drives home over and over again. But then you take crème fraîche and mix in horseradish, then amp up the whole thing with spicy sambal paste? Too intriguing to pass up. More

Video: Making Fire by Hand

In the event of a nuclear disaster, zombies taking over the planet, or an industrial food collapse, you'd want to be friends with the folks in this video. This short film is a meditation on survival and the beauty of doing things that aren't necessary with such conventions as matches and lighters. After wading in the river in Andalusia, Alabama, we cooked Corbicula Clams over a homemade fire. More

Sunday Supper: Lobster Boil

Quite simply, this is the indoor version of a clambake (without the hot rocks and seaweed). If you can't gain access to a beach and are craving a simple, but special treat, this lobster boil can evoke memories of evening by the ocean in a downtown apartment. The secret to getting everything to cook at the same time is to layer the seafood on top of the potato, corn and sausage. This version uses kielbasa, but a chorizo or even andouille could be a delicious addition to this recipe. More

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