Boston Red Sox: A New Riff on Clam Chowder

Jul 24, 2013 16 Comments

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Usually when people think of New England and food two things come to mind: lobster and clam chowder…two things the Glutton family loves to devour. So while contemplating recipes to represent the Boston Red Sox as part of our MLB Recipe Series we naturally felt compelled incorporate either a bottom feeder or half shell into our latest creation.  However, since the internet is basically on the verge of imploding with recipes based on either of these ingredients, our naturally deviant creative minds decided to come up with a different take.

We give you Deconstructed Clam Chowder off the grill…yes of the grill.

This simple process allows you to fire up the old barbie, cook/smoke the clams, and then give them a touch of love with bacon bits, lemon crème fresh, and fresh chives.  The taste is surprisingly similar to that of clam chowder, only fresher and more vibrant because of the crème and chives.  Grilling up some summer corn and potatoes as sides only completes the equation of combining all your favorite chowder flavors into one delicious grillin meal that can be enjoyed during the heat of summer.

The Necessities:

  • Clams (washed)
  • Bacon chunks (precooked)
  • 4oz crème fresh mixed w/ zest of one lemon and juice
  • Freshly diced chives
  • Lemons for garnish
  • Wood Chips (optional)

Directions:

  • Fire up you grill and pre-soak any woodchips

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  • Add your woodchips and place your clams on the barbie over direct heat.

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  • Close the lid and allow those clams to cook.

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  • Gradually the clams will open up, sometimes with a pop.

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  • Remove from heat, then add chunk of bacon, a dollop of crème fresh, chives, and lemon juice.

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  • Enjoy!

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16 Responses to “Boston Red Sox: A New Riff on Clam Chowder”

  1. WSW says:

    Jed, this is genius. I wish I liked clams, but I just can’t get past the texture or the flavor. I do love me some Red Sox though.

    • Jed Gray says:

      Thanks! You know I was the same way about clams for the longest of times, but a few recipes, including this one, has changed my mind. Perhaps you too…if only for the Sox??? :-)

  2. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines says:

    Holy crap. Jed, this is amazing. I love clam chowder too, but this has taken it to a nirvanaesque level. Wow.

  3. Norma Chang says:

    What a clever idea, and so easy, love it.

  4. The Tin Man says:

    Okay, now I know you need to have your own cooking show. This is the most creative, innovative idea I have seen in the culinary world in a long, long time. LOVE IT!!!

  5. Judy @Savoring Today says:

    Brilliant. “add chuck of bacon, a dollop of crème fresh, chives, and lemon juice” ~ this could be the next big condiment, cuz it would be good on just about everything. Fantastic recipe, Jed.

  6. Barkley says:

    Do you make your own crème fresh or buy somewhere?

  7. Karen (Back Road Journal) says:

    Lost your recipe…what a great idea!

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    I leave for a spell and this is how you welcome me back? THANK YOU! This is a great recipe, Jed. I’ve been meaning to grill clams for a while now and this is certainly the way to do it. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sportschump says:

    Looks delish, man.

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