Can You Do a Clambake in a Paint Can? You’re Clam Right.

first_img Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master For anyone who grew up in New England (and, of all places, Ohio), the clambake is a summer standard. It is a time to gather the friends and family, crack open a bunch of cold beers, and go to town on the bounty of bivalve delights found just offshore.Clambakes originally involved grabbing the clams from their sandy homes, digging a pit, lining said pit with seaweed, adding rocks that have been heated in a fire, adding the clams, then covering with more seaweed and sad. It was an easy way to for people to prepare and consume what was at-hand without the use of cooking implements (because, in the case of the Native American tribes that first practiced clambakes, they didn’t have pots).Over time, the clambake has evolved. More seafood was thrown in, as were vegetables and other ingredients — both to add numerous flavors and to extend the clambake if there weren’t enough clams to go around. Oh, and the addition of beer or other potent potables really helped things along (though we feel confident in saying that the first people who prepared clambakes in the Northeast would’ve been down to crack open a cold one if beer had been available then).Much as the recipes have changed, so too have the preparation methods. Instead of using an open flame and seaweed, why not use a paint can and a grill? That is exactly what chef David Burke has done with this super easy, super tasty clambake recipe.Burke — of Tavern62 by David Burke in New York City and BLT Prime by David Burke in Washington D.C. — takes a clean paint can (needless to say, don’t just go using whatever paint can you come across in the garage, please) and loads it up with a variety of marine goods and vegetables. From there, all you need is a grill and boom, you’ve got yourself a clambake.Check out the recipe below and make sure you have plenty of beer on hand.Grilled Paint Can ClambakeDavid BurkeServes 4Ingredients:1 to 1.25-lb lobster3 to 4 medium-sized shrimp6 mussels6 clams8 slices chorizo or spicy Italian sausage2 to 3 red potatoes, diced8 cloves garlic, sliced1 cup chopped tomatoes1 ear of corn.5 cup chopped basil1 lemon, cut into wedges5 cup white wine5 to 6 tbsp butter2 tbsp red pepper flakes1 tbsp Old Bay seasoningSalt and pepperMethod:In a large, empty paint can, place the lobster, followed by the rest of the ingredients, saving the shrimp to go in last for the top.Cover with foil and place on the grill. Cook over medium heat until the foil begins to puff about, shellfish open, and potatoes are tender (about 25 minutes).Serve with lots and lots of grilled bread. The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Get to the Choppa! For $15,000, You Can Play Navy SEAL For a Day in Hawaii Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Mandela Annan Gates urge world to Say Yes for children

Called “Say Yes for Children,” the campaign will reach every part of the globe to rally people behind ten overarching principles to protect and promote child rights. More than a simple sign-up campaign, the effort will focus on the serious issues children face today and is intended to galvanize action at all levels of society, from political leaders to ordinary citizens. “Here is an opportunity to let leaders throughout the world know that we expect them to act, sooner rather than later, to ensure the rights of every child,” said former South African President Nelson Mandela. “And to each one of you who is hearing about this campaign, I remind you of your own power and obligation to make the world a better place for children.” The 10 principles of Say Yes build on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most ratified international human rights treaty ever, and the 1990 World Summit for Children, where nations committed themselves to specific goals for children and young people. The goal of Say Yes is to build a groundswell of support that will push leaders to live up to these commitments at September’s United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children. “The Special Session will indeed be a special moment in history – a time for world leaders to commit themselves to specific actions to help the children of the world,” said UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. “Say Yes for Children is an opportunity for all of us to show them the way, and to give visibility and a voice to the children who need it most.” The 10 principles are the following: leave no child out; put children first; care for every child; fight HIV/AIDS; stop harming and exploiting children; listen to children; educate every child; protect children from war; protect the earth for children; and fight poverty: invest in children. They were developed by the Global Movement for Children, a broad-based coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to children’s rights and well-being. Founding organizations include the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), PLAN International, Save the Children, Netaid.org Foundation, World Vision and the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee. read more