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Suggestions on how to use frozen clam meat?

asked by Augusta almost 3 years ago
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164ae6cf-b233-45ae-a461-8d7543fae705--melissa_mitchell
added almost 3 years ago

Clam chowder. I doubt they'd be good for fried clams but you could try. You could also make stuffed clams. Well clam stuffing I guess if you don't have the shells. Linguine with clam sauce,

53573b8d-4bf0-4ffd-843d-b2e617cfeb6b--dscn3274
added almost 3 years ago

I agree with the chowder and linguine. The only drawback is that clam meat toughens a bit when frozen so it may need a little more cooking time.

4d417afc-2d56-4538-a73b-2fe1fbc37a67--image
added almost 3 years ago

Wouldn't extra cooking only make the clams more tough? I would defrost, chop well and use with pasta, barely cooking the clams.

C1aa93d7-c7a4-4560-aa6d-6dca74cc98ca--smokin_tokyo
added almost 3 years ago

If you are making a stir-fry or even a pasta sauce, I don't defrost the clams, then the juices will become part of your sauce. A stir fry is hot enough to cook all the way through.
Mine are about the size of my pinky fingernail.

Try in scrambled eggs!