Serve a super easy dinner in no time with minimal cleaning required. This one-pot dinner recipe is a hit!

Kate Merker
Recipe by Real Simple August 2008


Credit: John Kernick; Styling: Marcus Hay

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15 mins
25 mins
40 mins
Makes 8 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat grill to high. In an 11-quart stockpot, combine the potatoes, chorizo, onion, beer, bay leaves, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add just enough water to cover the potatoes. Add the corn, shrimp, and clams in layers. Cover the pot. Cook on grill until the clams open, the shrimp are opaque, and the potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. (Or cook on the stove over medium-high heat.) Transfer to a large platter and serve with the bread and butter. Tip: Yep, clambakes are messy -- especially with all that melted butter. Make yours a little tidier by giving each guest a small bowl of butter, poured from a pitcher. After the meal, pass each guest a bowl filled with water and lemon slices to rinse off sticky fingers.


Nutrition Facts

555 calories; calories from fat 34%; protein 50g; carbohydrates 39g; sugars 5g; fiber 5g; fat 21g; saturated fat 8g; sodium 880mg; cholesterol 251mg.