If a steamer in not available, place clams in 6-quart Dutch oven. Add 1 inch boiling water; cover tightly.
Live clams, oysters, mussels and scallops should have tightly closed shells.
Don’t get steamed! If a steamer is not available, place oysters in 6-quart Dutch oven. Add 1 inch of boiling water and cover tightly.
To test if open shellfish are alive, tap the shell. Live shellfish will close when tapped.