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Old 12-03-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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Cleaning sand from canned clams

is there any guarranteed way of cleaning all the sand out of canned clams?

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Old 12-03-2008, 02:44 PM   #2
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I didnt know they came in a can. So I am no help there
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:47 PM   #3
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I've never had any problems with sand in my canned clams... you could rinse them but..then you'd lose some of the flavor because you'd lose a lot of the juice that they come with....

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Old 12-03-2008, 03:57 PM   #4
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I never had sand in my canned clams either, but I have "heard stories" on panty hose/nylons working to strain sand from fresh clams. You could retain the juice after it's been poured through the nylon, scoop the clams off and rinse them in water, then return them to their juice. What you do with the panty hose then is optional....
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:28 PM   #5
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I never had sand in my canned clams either, but I have "heard stories" on panty hose/nylons working to strain sand from fresh clams. You could retain the juice after it's been poured through the nylon, scoop the clams off and rinse them in water, then return them to their juice. What you do with the panty hose then is optional....
Pacanis, what do you do with the panty hose?
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:53 PM   #6
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Hey now Bliss..... this was just a story I heard and adapted because it might actually work. Honest ;^)
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:59 PM   #7
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What brand of canned clams are you buying? I've been buying canned clams for many years now & have never ever found even the tiniest amount of sand or grit in them - or the broth/brine they're canned in.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:03 PM   #8
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Good question. I always buy Snow's (in the yellow can). And they are often on sale 10 for $10, which is nice. I want to avoid whatever kind you are buying el viejo. That is, if they sell them here.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:08 PM   #9
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Hey now Bliss..... this was just a story I heard and adapted because it might actually work. Honest ;^)
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:21 PM   #10
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Canned clams

sorry i 'clammed' up after asking my question-had to run some errands. the clams i am using are from costco and they are the SeaWatch Chopped Clams*restaurant quality*.i didn't know about the nylon trick so what i had done was rinse them in a collander and bought a small bottle of clam juice to use when i made my chowder.at the bottom of the chowder and a couple of times before,i bit into sand.
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