Recently, I bumped into this clam shell…
and had an overwhelming feeling of love. My friend said I should have one at the cape house for parties and I couldn’t agree more. Here are a few clam shells and what you could do with them!
This one above from Ballard Design (here) is very close to the real thing. It is deep enough for ice and drinks or keep dips cool.
This one above used to contain moss balls is from Mecox (here). Made from fiber cement is also a brilliant replica of the clam shell.
This one above from Home Decorators Collection (here) is at a great price point and can be used for entertaining not just display.
This guy above is an example of a real giant clam shell from here. Sometimes these are difficult to get your hands on due to exporting restrictions. Try consignment and antique shops.
So what to do with the clam shell…have a party! Add ice and drinks. Or add ice with little bowls of dips and chips. If you are ready to take it up a notch fill it with seafood, I would fill it with ice and pack it on top of ice. As a centerpiece, fill it with sand and nestle in candles for a patio party. So many options!! Have fun with your clam shell.
Here is a yummy and simple recipe for “Little Dill” dip…
2 cups mayo, 2 cups sour cream, 1 tbsp chopped parsley, 3 tbsp grated onion, 3 tbsp chopped dill, 1 1/2 tbsp kosher salt. Mix it all together and let it sit in the fridge and fall in love for an hour or so.
My clam shell I ordered should be here any day. I will post photos of how I utilize it.
P.S. Eddie Ross is owning a clam shell as a crudite platter at https://youtu.be/rzLs2AaI4R0 or go here – worth the watch alone for him saying “edible landscape”…