LIVE CLAM PREPARATION
How to store fresh clams?Your fresh clams should arrive to you in prime condition. Put the fresh clams into the fridge, ideally in the salad drawer to protect them from extreme cold. If you have removed them from the packaging place them in a bowl and cover the clams with a damp tea towel or kitchen paper to keep them moist; this will stop live clams from drying out.
How long can I keep clams fresh?As with all live shellfish it is always best to eat them as soon as it is practical. Before cooking them, discard any clams that do not close their shells when tapped or squeezed with the thumb and forefinger.
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HOW DO I COOK CLAMS
There are various ways to cook fresh clams; BBQ, bake, steam, etc. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated with our latest promotions, fun facts and seafood recipes. For the time being, read more about the following classic recipes for clams:
- A classic Italian pasta dish with clams and anchovy. Read more.....
Roasted clams with garlic sauce
- A simple recipe for clams and mussels. Read more.....
Razor clam chowder
- A step by step guide on How to make a clam chowder. Read more.....
FACTS ABOUT BUYING FRESH CLAMS
Are these clams from the UK?There are many differing species of clams native to British waters; some of the better known names being pallourde, manilla, surf, hard back and soft shell. All clams from the UK are harvested from the seabed as a wild seafood. There are more species native to our waters but they are not marketed here in UK.
The pallourde / manilla clam is without doubt the finest tasting clam of all. Chefs all over the country revere the pallourde clam as having the best of flavours. The Cornish Fishmonger offers pallourde clams to its online customers for this very reason.