Steamed Maine Clams

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large container place the gallon of water and salt.
  • Put clams into his container and sprinkle cornmeal over it; place in refrigerator and let sit for about 20 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • With a stiff brush, scrub and clean the clams with cold water to get the grit off before cooking.
  • Put about 1/2"-1" of water in the bottom of a clam steamer or other pot; bring to boiling.
  • Place the clams on steamer rack over the water.
  • Cover and steam for about 5-10 minutes only till shells open; don't overcook.
  • Discard any clams that don't open.
  • Dunk in butter.
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