Around the Sound


Feb 26

Taylor Shellfish

Taylor Oyster Bars Homestead Steam

Posted by Taylor Shellfish



  • 4lbs Taylor Manila Clams, scrubbed
  • 1/4lb Slab bacon, cut into ½" lardoons
  • 1 leek, sliced into ½" rounds
  • ½ lb of fingerling potatoes
  • ½ cup madeira
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Parsley, minced


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Blanch leeks for 30 seconds and remove. Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes
  • Spread the bacon on a pan and cook in the oven until tender and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Reserve the fat
  • Remove the potatoes from water, slice in half, and lightly fry in bacon fat until crispy
  • Heat a large pan with a fitted lid to medium high, add butter, madeira and chicken stock. Bring to simmer for 4 minutes.
  • Add clams, leeks, potatoes and bacon, cover and steam for 3 minutes, untouched
  • Stir and add cream. Cover and steam for another 4 minutes until the broth is at a steady boil and the clams have all opened
  • Garnish with parsley, serve and enjoy