Clams – The Art of Cleaning Them

Food & Recipes May 16, 2015

I love clams in anyway – boiled, baked, clam chowder, deep fried and definitely raw with lemon and of course with a tall, cold glass of beer! Before we can eat this delicacy we must clean them. The first time I saw the cleaning of clams was at Randazzo’s clam bar in Brooklyn, they made it look so easy and it is! It is really simple just follow my pictures and you will never have a problem opening clams!


If they are freshly dug and not store bought then you need to take a sponge, run them under cold water and rub them until all sand has been removed. If they are store bought, just follow my instructions below.


Let your clams soak for about ½ hour.

Clams clean steps

After ½ an hour they should start opening, disregard all that aren’t opened.

Clams clean 2

Clams clean 3

You should be able to fully open them !!!!

Clams clean 4

Take a knife and slide it across the opening and that’s it they should open in a jiffy.

Now all you have to do is cook them up. If you want to see some of my other recipes, and a nice dessert recipe to go along with a meal. You know where to find me 😉





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