Florida Shrimp and Clams over Rice is a positively delicious dish that brings the essence of Florida’s coastline to your dining table. This seafood delight features succulent shrimp and tender clams, freshly caught from Florida’s clear waters, served over a bed of perfectly cooked rice. The combination of the sweet, briny seafood with the subtle, comforting flavor of the rice creates a harmonious blend of tastes and textures. Ideal for a special dinner or a sumptuous weekend meal, this dish not only offers a taste of the ocean’s freshness but also reflects the culinary richness of Florida. With your ingredients and preparation, it’s a simple yet elegant meal that’s sure to impress and satisfy seafood lovers.



  • 1 pound large Florida shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 20 Florida middleneck clams, cleaned
  • 2 Florida tomatoes, diced small
  • 2 Florida bell peppers, seeded and chopped (your favorite color)
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning blend (blackened, seafood or your favorite)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 package yellow or Spanish rice
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste



Prepare rice mix as directed on package. Preheat a large saute pan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add onion, peppers, garlic and sausage. Cook ingredients until slightly caramelized, about 4 minutes. Add shrimp, clams and seasoning blend. Stir ingredients and cover. Cook ingredients until shrimp are almost cooked throughout and clams have started to open, about 4 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and butter. Stir ingredients to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve over cooked rice. Garnish with chopped parsley.


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