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    cleaning sand out of clams

    I've read of soaking them in water, salt water, water with pepper, water with cornmeal.

    Just wondering if anyone has a best method they've found?

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    Cornmeal works fairly well.

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    we always jsut let them in plain water for a wjile and they spit jsut fine
    if you want to shuck them easy way is put them inn the freezer over night when they thaw back out they open right up (make sure they are all ok before freezing as a dead clam is no good for you)

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    My new girlfriend never has that problem .

    OH ! OH!

    THEN YES CORNMEAL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeley View Post
    My new girlfriend never has that problem .

    OH ! OH!
    That sounds like something Hawkins from Predator would have said! :P

    Also cornmeal.
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    Multiple soaks in water works (Thomas Keller calls for 3 in his recipes for what it's worth).

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    Plain water. Just don't let saltwater clams soak too long in the water or they'll die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amon-Rukh View Post
    That sounds like something Hawkins from Predator would have said! :P

    Also cornmeal.
    You know.... because of the echo


    If Hawkins was Sam Kinnison. Oh Ohhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhlee View Post
    Plain water. Just don't let saltwater clams soak too long in the water or they'll die.
    Many years ago, I killed a few lobsters that way. Not sure what I was thinking...

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    What's the cornmeal technique and will it work with Mussels?

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