Steamed Clams

26 Aug

Steamed Clams

This is another flash from my past.

We used to dig clams in Narragansett Bay and my Mom would steam them for dinner.

It was such a feast.

In a big pot melt one stick of butter

Add one big chopped onion

2 stalks of chopped celery

3 cloves of garlic

Saute till soft

Add six dozen washed clams

Add two cups of chicken stock

One rounded teaspoon of corse ground black pepper

Put the cover on the pot and bring to a boil

Steam till the clams are open.

Do not eat any clams if they don’t open

Stir the clams so all the broth gets into each clam

Serve in bowls with a cup of broth and a small dish of melted butter

Don’t forget the chunk of crusty Italian bread to dunk into the broth.

Save the broth.

Strain it and freeze it to make chowder.

Wash the shells and dry them.

Give the grandchildren washable magic markers and they will color the shells for hours

Very nice outdoor activity

 

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