TITLE: Where There's Smoke, There's Deliciousness (Recipe: Roasted Wellfleet Clams with Smoked Tomatoes)
DATE: 9/14/2009 10:30:00 AM
How do you smoke a turkey? From the butt-end.... ba-da-bum! (Thanks goodness I have a day job!)
I don't have a proper smoker, but I use my Weber Charcoal Grill. While the fire is blazing in the grill, I soak 2 cups of apple wood chips in water or wine. Just as the fire starts to wind down, I drain the wood chips, and toss them on the smoldering charcoal. I replace the cooking grate, and fill it with tomatoes (and as I did the other night -- also jalapenos and chicken). I'm careful to place the food away from the direct heat. I don't want the food to cook too quickly. And, should there be a flare-up, I don't want the food to burn. I cover the grill, leaving the vents just cracked open... and walk away for at least 30 minutes. With the smoked tomatoes, I make another summer-time favorite, enjoying the last few sparkles of the warm weather.... Roasted Wellfleet Clams with Smoked Tomatoes and Grilled Bread 2 tablespoons butter 1 onions sliced 3 cloves garlic 2 dozen Wellfleet or other littleneck clams 3 smoked tomatoes 1/4 cup white wine 4 slices of crusty bread for grilling
1. In a large skillet, over medium - high heat, melt butter. Add onions and garlic and cook until they're soft, about 5 minutes. 2. Add clams and toss in butter/onion mix until well coated and the clam shells begin to roast 3. Add tomatoes and white wine. Cover pan, and cook for 5 minutes or until all the clams have opened. 4. Toast or grill bread 5. Serve clams with grilled bread for soaking up all the yummy juices.
AUTHOR:T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
DATE:9/14/2009 04:08:00 PM
Ah, the secret of the smoked tomatoes, and they are delicious!
DATE:9/14/2009 05:06:00 PM
I am laughing at the joke but my goodness this looks delicious...smoked tomatoes...mmm.
DATE:9/15/2009 08:51:00 AM
Smoked tomatoes? I like this idea...
DATE:9/15/2009 07:25:00 PM
Love the addition of a smoky flavor with clams, without having to use bacon.
DATE:9/17/2009 09:16:00 AM
T.W. -- glad you liked the tomatoes! What have you used them with?
noble pig -- I'm glad someone appreciates my warped sense of humor.