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New England Clambake

New England Clambake

By Traeger Kitchen

A maritime classic baked over an open Traeger wood fire. This pot is loaded with lobster tails, clams, mussels, and chorizo for a little heat. Add in corn, onions, potatoes and herbs with a white wine pour over for the perfect finish.

Prep Time

30 Min

Cook Time

45 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
2 Medium red onion, quartered
4 Clove garlic, smashed
2 lemons, quartered
4 ears corn
1/2 Pound new potatoes, quartered
1 Pound Chorizo, Olympia Provisions
1 Pound Clams, littleneck
1 Pound mussels, debearded
4 lobster tails, fresh or thawed
1 Cup white wine
2 1/2 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Jacobsen Salt Co. Pure Kosher Sea Salt
1 Bunch parsley, chopped
1/2 Bunch chopped tarragon
8 Ounce butter, melted
6 Whole lemon wedges


  • 1

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger, set the temperature to 400 degrees F (205 C), and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

    400 ˚F / 204 ˚C

  • 2

    In a large cast iron pot, place the following items in this order; onions, garlic, lemons, corn, potatoes, chorizo (cut diagonal into 1 inch thick slices), clams, mussels and lobster. Pour in wine and season with old bay and salt.

  • 3

    Cover the pot and place directly on the grill grate. Close the lid and cook for 15 minutes.

    400 ˚F / 204 ˚C


  • 4

    Lower the grill temperature to 300 degrees F (150 C) and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender, lobster cooked through and mussels and clams have opened.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C


  • 5

    Drain off the liquid through a fine mesh strainer into a small sauce pan. Season with salt and reserve.

  • 6

    To serve, dump the contents of the pot onto a large sheet of parchment or butcher paper. Ladle reserved cooking liquid over clambake and sprinkle with parsley and tarragon.

  • 7

    Serve with ramekins of melted butter and lemon wedges. Enjoy!

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