First time making clams, or any shellfish for that matter, at home. Little did we know, a lot goes into prepping the clams for cooking. Here are a few tips:
- Let your clams ‘breathe’. If the market ties them up in a plastic bag, remove them from the bag when you get home.
- At least and hour before, but preferably 3 hours or more before you want to cook them, place the washed and scrubbed clams in a bowl of salt water. Add some cornmeal to the water. The cornmeal (or as I call it, the “Last Meal”) will help the clams expel any sand remaining inside them.