At The Table With: Ty Schmidt, Creator of SchmidtyBakes

At The Table With: Ty Schmidt, Creator of SchmidtyBakes

We’re kicking off Pride Month with a spotlight on one of our most colorful creators—Ty Schmidt, founder of SchmidtyBakes! We talked about the importance of acceptance, the joy of sharing a meal and who he’d invite to a dinner party.

9 Recipes to Bring You Luck In The New Year

Dec 20, 2023

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There’s a whole set of superstitions people engage in to bring them luck in the New Year—eating 12 grapes at midnight, not doing laundry or cleaning, kissing at midnight and, yes, eating foods that only “move forward” as a way of symbolizing a desire to progress in the New Year.

One of those animals that “moves forward” is the mollusk, or any variety of clams, oysters and mussels. Even if you don’t believe in superstition, these shell-clad sea dwellers are a delicacy oft enjoyed for parties and extravagant celebrations, i.e. New Year’s Eve (paired with a delicious glass of bubbly, of course).

Check out our 9 lucky recipes below.

 

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Instant Pot Saffron White Wine Mussels

Enjoy the delicate brininess of perfectly cooked mussels immersed in a luxurious broth infused with saffron, white wine and a hint of lemon zest. Rich, buttery and aromatic, this medley demands a crusty bread for dipping.

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Steamed Mussels

Tender, plump mussels cooked in a savory garlic-tarragon sauce, this dish offers the perfect balance between briny and creamy, creating a delectable experience you’ll need a whole baguette to savor.

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Steamed Mussels with Pinot Grigio, Garlic and Herbs

Coastal flavors, a splash of pinot grigio and some fresh herbs give this dish a nuanced depth and harmonious balance—a delightful ode to the sea, all done in a Dutch oven.

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Steamed Mussels in Tomato Broth

This one’s for the Italians. Combining the brininess of the mussels with a vibrant medley of tomato, garlic and Italian seasoning, accentuated by the zing of capers and a hint of red pepper flakes—it’s a hit.

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Linguini with Clams and Champagne

Grab a sauté pan and a champagne flute—this recipe is a fun one.

The delicate, briny sweetness of Manila clams is accentuated by a splash of champagne, herbs and heavy cream, creating an elegant earthiness perfect for the New Year.  

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Clams Pistou

This iconic French dish combines Manila clams and red snapper in a rich, savory, fumet-infused broth. The herbal brightness of the pistou provides that delightful contrast to the tender seafood medley inside.

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Winter Clams with Citrus and Fennel

Toss a dozen littleneck clams in a saucepan with a combination of shallots, fennel and garlic—heightened by a touch of heat from crushed red pepper—and you’ve got a showstopper.

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Oyster Au Gratin with Champagne

A twist on Oysters Rockefeller, this sophisticated play is one you’ll want to have every year. Infused with the delicate sparkle of champagne, this creamy shallot sauce was made for decadent, indulgent oysters.

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Chargrilled Shucked Oysters

The smoky essence from the grill elevates the brininess of these oysters, while a blend of Parmesan and Romano cheeses add a savory depth in the cast iron. Check out this handy guide for a step-by-step tutorial on how to shuck oysters

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Hungry for more? You tackle the feast, we’ve got the tools! Shop our collection of Kitchen Tools to find the right fit for your meal—from oyster knives to lobster crackers, we’ve got you covered.

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