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Basic Steamed Clams

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Category: Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 16 -(up to)
  • 24 Clams (4-6 per person)


1. Prepare "Dip for Clams" (see recipe).

2. Wash clams, in their shells, under cold running water to remove sand.
Scrub with a brush if necessary.

3. Place clams on a shallow heatproof platter. Steam until clam shells open
(5 to 10 minutes). See "How-to Section".

4. Serve clams in their shells, with the dip on the side.

NOTE: Clams may also be opened by boiling. Pour over boiling water to cover
and boil until shells open. VARIATIONS:

1. In step 3, place in a deep heatproof bowl 1 pound fresh spinach, with
tough stems removed. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons soy sauce and top with
unopened clams. Steam as directed.

2. After step 3, shell clams and toss them in the clam dip; then
refrigerate to chill.

3. After step 3, shell clams; arrange them on a heatproof platter. Pour
over amixture of 2 tablespoons soy sauce; 1 tablespoon sherry; 1 leek stalk
and 2 slices fresh ginger root, both minced. Steam 5 minutes more.

4. In the variation above, substitute for the seasoning mixture 1
tablespoon shrimp sauce and 1 leek stalk, minced.

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