How To Remove The Sand From Clams

The clams don't live in the water, so remember this when you follow the instructions.

Recipe By: Purihirunesan (https://cookbuzz.com/kitchen/56)
Serves 4

Ingredients

Clams (to use in a pasta dish) 800g
Water 1l
Salt 30g

Method

1
Wash the clams and remove any sand from the surface. Add salt to the water.
2
Put a colander inside a large bowl.
3
Put the clams in the top one and add the salted water just up to the level of the clams.
4
Clams don't always live in water. When the tide goes out, they live in the sand.
5
If you put the clams in deep water, they can't breathe and get rid of the sand.
6
The best way is to let them breathe and remove the sand themselves. That's the key.
7
The reason for using a bowl and a colander is to capture the sand discharged by the clams into the lower bowl which can't be drawn back in by the clams.
8
The appropriately salted water is the perfect environment for the clams. Cover with paper to create darkness and allow the clams to relax.
9
You feel really attached to the clams when you see their little water pipes or jets of water spurting out, you think you want to keep them as pets!
10
After an hour or so, the whole process of getting rid of the sand is finished. Keep for 2 hours, just to be sure. Hurrah for the clever clams, then let's cook them!

Tips & Note

Understanding the clams will help to remove the sand properly.

How To Remove The Sand From Clams

The clams don't live in the water, so remember this when you follow the instructions.

Recipe By: Purihirunesan (https://cookbuzz.com/kitchen/56)

Serves 4

Ingredients

Clams (to use in a pasta dish) 800g
Water 1l
Salt 30g

How To Remove The Sand From Clams

Recipe ID :400 Posted on 27 APR 2015

Serves 4

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The clams don't live in the water, so remember this when you follow the instructions.

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Ingredients

Method

1
Wash the clams and remove any sand from the surface. Add salt to the water.
2
Put a colander inside a large bowl.
3
Put the clams in the top one and add the salted water just up to the level of the clams.
4
Clams don't always live in water. When the tide goes out, they live in the sand.
5
If you put the clams in deep water, they can't breathe and get rid of the sand.
6
The best way is to let them breathe and remove the sand themselves. That's the key.
7
The reason for using a bowl and a colander is to capture the sand discharged by the clams into the lower bowl which can't be drawn back in by the clams.
8
The appropriately salted water is the perfect environment for the clams. Cover with paper to create darkness and allow the clams to relax.
9
You feel really attached to the clams when you see their little water pipes or jets of water spurting out, you think you want to keep them as pets!
10
After an hour or so, the whole process of getting rid of the sand is finished. Keep for 2 hours, just to be sure. Hurrah for the clever clams, then let's cook them!

Tips & Note

Understanding the clams will help to remove the sand properly.

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