What's Cooking on 1060: Memorial Day Weekend Clam Bake

Old City's Olde Bar is hosting their 4th annual Clam Bake on Saturday, May 26.

Hadas Kuznits
May 25, 2018 - 3:00 am
Olde Bar chef de cuisine Jeff Grimes

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Memorial Day is the perfect time for a clam bake and also a great time to get a taste of some unique grilling ideas.

Old City's Olde Bar chef de cuisine Jeff Grimes says in celebration of the Tall Ships festival, they're hosting their 4th annual Clam Bake on Saturday, May 26.

"Mussels, clams, chorizo, shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes," Grimes said, "and then we're doing on the sides a big thing of potato salad, fresh vegetables and our classic Parker House rolls."

They'll be hosting it at the restaurant at 125 Walnut Street.

"We're going to be doing it in our big banquet room," Grimes explained. "We have huge pans that we're going to be filling with all you can eat everything."

And since Memorial Day is grilling season as well as the time for clam bakes, why not throw something on the grill that's a little out of the ordinary?

"Maybe try grilling oysters," Grimes said. "You shuck the oyster and throw it on the half shell right on the grill. Finish it off with a little lemon juice, maybe a little hot sauce. You cook them on the shell on the bottom face up."

He also has a tip for one of the summer's most popular side dishes.

"You can throw a bunch of corn on the grill, grill it right in the husk and everything as long as you soak the corn in a little bit of water for about 12-24 hours ahead of time," Grimes said. "That way it kind of like steams the inside of the corn and then you're not charring all the husk right away."

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