Safe way to freeze fresh clams

Broc
  • Posted by: Broc
  • July 27, 2014
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4 Comments

PazzoNico July 27, 2014
I would steam them (w/ wine and some aromatics), drain, pull out the meat, save the juice/broth, and freeze separately. But it depends on what you're planning on doing with them. I wouldn't use them as a "steamed clams" dish after frozen; freezing would alter the texture of the meat.
 
Susan W. July 27, 2014
I freeze them raw. They bounce back nicely.
 
Susan W. July 27, 2014
You can freeze them in the shell or shucked. I think I read somewhere they are best when used within 3 months. I like freezing them in the shell so I can just pull them out of the bag, defrost in my fridge and steam them up or use in a recipe.
 
Jan W. July 28, 2014
If you happen to have a home vacuum sealer or Foodsaver, I would totally use it to store your clams.
 
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