To cook frozen clams, thaw the clams in the refrigerator, scrub the shells and wash the clam meat under cool water. Steam or use the clams in recipes such as chowders, soups and pasta.Continue Reading
Remove frozen clams from the freezer 24 hours before cooking, and let them thaw in the refrigerator. If you’re in a rush, place the frozen clams under cool, running water for 30 minutes to thaw.
After thawing the clam meat, wash the clams thoroughly under cool, running water. If preparing the clams for clam chowder or another soup, catch the clam juice in a bowl, and reserve the juice for cooking. If the clams are still in the shell, scrub the clam shells thoroughly to remove any dirt or sand.
To steam clams in the shell, add 1 cup water to a stock pot, and bring to a boil. Add the clams, reduce the burner to a medium setting, and cook clams for 5 to 7 minutes. Use tongs to remove the clams from the stock pot, and discard all clams that are not open. Use a small, dull utility knife to remove the remaining clams from their shells. Clams can also be added to chowders, soups, sauces and pasta.
Prepare a clambake by boiling lobsters, clams and mussels in a large pot with celery, lemon, garlic, corn and sausage. BonAppetit.com provides a clambake recipe.Full Answer >
Food Network offers a recipe for baked clams oreganata by Anne Burrell. The recipe involves topping clams with a seasoned bread crumb mixture and baking the clams for about 5 to 6 minutes under a broiler.Full Answer >
To make baked clams oreganata, remove the top shells, make a stuffing of bread crumbs and spices, pack the stuffing on top of the clams, and bake them for five or six minutes. This recipe yields 12 stuffed, baked clams.Full Answer >
Some tips for hosting a New England clambake include sending invitations encouraging people to bring a covered dish and serving traditional sides such as corn and potatoes in addition to clams, lobster and smoked sausage. Offer refreshing drinks such as iced tea, lemonade and beer. Customary tableware includes bibs, shell crackers and picks, and shell buckets.Full Answer >