Clam Rolls Two Ways

One sorta traditional and one… naan traditional…

Chef Tim, and Adam Robinson from Island Made Ocean Clams join forces in the test kitchen to create two mind-blowing clam rolls!

Simply Clam Roll

Buttermilk Fried Island Made Clams, Buttered Roll, Pickle, Mayo, Tomato

Although this is not your traditional style clam roll, it does maintain the integrity of simplicity. All focused Spotlight are on the clams but by adding mayonnaise and dill pickles to this clam roll, your taste buds are tricked into the fundamental flavor profile of tartar sauce, and the addition of tomato adds the sweet citric flavors. Dill pickle, mayo & Tomato = the new tartar sauce Makes 2 Rolls

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 oz Island Made Clams
  • 1 oz buttermilk
  • 1 generous pinch crack black pepper
  • Clam Fry to coat clams
  • 2 tblsp unsalted butter to toast rolls
  • 2 traditional hot dog rolls or 6″ sub rolls trimmed
  • 2 oz mayonnaise
  • 4 ea dill pickle slices (if sliced lengthwise), if dill chip use 8-10chips, if spears use 2
  • 6 slices vine ripe tomato

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bathe clams in buttermilk & cracked pepper, dredge in clam fry to fully coat, fry @ 375 for about one minute or until light golden in color, transfer to paper towel to wick away excess oil.
  2. Toast rolls in unsalted butter
  3. Build your rolls by gently opening each roll as wide as possible, being careful not to split in two. Coat inside of roll with mayonnaise, a layer of pickles and a layer of tomatoes, top with clams.

Note: Island Made Clams have a natural oceanic brine so I purposely omit salt in the recipe. Feel free to top with fresh dill

 

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Naan Traditional Clam Roll

Flash Fried Island Made Clams, Butter Seared Naan, Avocado Slaw

For my love of clams, naan & sliders! This clam based slider is the perfect small sandwich for a bar bite menu or tapas menu or gastropub menu. Makes 6 sliders, sell by the pair (3 orders) or by the each (12 orders)

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 oz Island Made Clams
  • 1 oz buttermilk
  • 1 generous pinch crack black pepper
  • Clam Fry to coat clams
  • 2 tblsp unsalted butter to warm/sear Naan
  • 12 ea 4″ naan Rounds
  • 1 ea avocado, a bit over-ripened
  • 2 oz mayonnaise
  • 1 oz olive oil
  • 1 oz rice wine vinegar
  • 1 oz Kogi Salsa Roja
  • 1 tblsp granulated sugar
  • 2 cups super-food slaw
  • 2 ea scallions, shaved
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro, rough chopped

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bathe clams in buttermilk & cracked pepper, dredge in clam fry to fully coat, fry @ 375 for about one minute or until light golden in color, transfer to paper towel to wick away excess oil.
  2. Toast naan in unsalted butter
  3. For the slaw dressing cream together avocado, mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar, Salsa Roja and sugar. Fold dressing with super-food slaw & herbs. Adjust seasoning to your taste.
  4. Construct your sliders by placing one naan as the base, topping with appropriate amount of slaw, nestle clams over slaw, cover with a second naan

Note: Island Made Clams have a natural oceanic brine so I purposely omit salt in the recipe. When adding the top Naan be gentle not to crush the clams as they are delicate morsels of deep sea goodness

 

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