If you didn’t grow up near the ocean like I did, I’d assume its’s not second nature for you to just know how to cook all different types of seafood. I grew up expecting seafood as a meal at least once a week, and leaving that lifestyle when I moved to Raleigh was a bit saddening. Now, when I find good deals of seafood that is wild caught, I sometimes just can’t pass it down, which is why this weekend, I purchased some little neck clams caught at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
I thought I’d share with all of you how to steam clams, in case you didn’t know! It’s very easy and requires minimal effort!
1. Place 2 dozen fresh clams into a large stock pot and add 1/2 cup of water to pot. This will not cover clams, but you don’t want it to!
2. Place on stove, covered, at low to medium heat. Your water will begin to simmer, but you don’t want it to boil, so don’t place your heat setting too high.
3. Once you hear clams start to “pop open,” remove from heat. For two dozen clams, this takes about 10 minutes.
4. Remove clams from shell and enjoy!
Thanks to my dad for teaching me how to cook seafood!
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