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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 48 min
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy an ocean delight tonight! Clams are easy to prepare and are delicious when steamed and served with melted butter. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

4
pounds soft-shell clams in shells
6
cups water
1/3
cup white vinegar
1/2
cup boiling water
Butter or margarine, melted, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Discard any broken-shell or open (dead) clams. Place remaining clams in large container. Cover with 6 cups water and the vinegar. Let stand 30 minutes; drain. Scrub clams in cold water.
  • 2
    Place clams in a steamer with boiling water. Cover and steam 5 to 8 minutes or until clams open at least 1 inch, removing clams as they open. Discard any unopened clams.
  • 3
    Serve hot clams in shells with butter.

Expert Tips

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
55
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 g
Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25 mg
Sodium
40 mg
Potassium
220 mg
Total Carbohydrate
2 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
9 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
52%
52%
Exchanges:
1 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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