[homer drool]Beeeeeeeeeeeeeer![/homer drool]
32 things you can do with beer! I love it. By the way, Number 9 on the list - steaming mussels or clams - if you're lucky enough to get Redhook ESB where you live, try this recipie.
2 to 3 lbs. of clams
1/2 stick butter.
6 -7 large cloves of garlic
1 bottle ESB
Mince the garlic as fine as you can. Melt the butter in a large saucepan or skillet. While the butter is melting, toss the garlic in. As soon as the garlic starts to pop and turn brown, dump in the clams, followed immidiately by the beer. Cover for about 3-5 minutes. As the clams open, pull them out and put them into a bowl. It should take about 10-15 minutes for all the clams to open. If you have clams that do not open, throw them away! Any clams that don't open after 15 minutes were dead to begin with, and should not be eaten.
Once you have your steamed clams in a bowl, dump the remaining liquid from the pan into the bowl as well. Serve with a couple loaves of good, crusty italian bread or sourdough if you have it.
Yes, it's that damn good. But you've got to use Redhook ESB, or at least a good microbrew ESB, otherwise it just doesn't taste the same. Butter, garlic, and beer..... damn, I'm drooling now.