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Old 12-04-2017, 11:27 AM   #21
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Thank you everyone. I read somewhere that Supermarket clams should already be purged? But just wanted to see what others do. Last time I cooked fresh clams DD said they were sandy.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:38 AM   #22
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Thank you everyone. I read somewhere that Supermarket clams should already be purged? But just wanted to see what others do. Last time I cooked fresh clams DD said they were sandy.
Are you talking about hard shell or soft shell (steamers)? Most commercially available hard shell clams are cultivated and purged. Steamers have sand in the shell, but the hot water in the sink trick takes care of that. I have not encountered any sand in steamers after this, so they are either purged before hitting the market or they don't have sand inside the animal.

If you dig your own then that's a different topic. By the way, you need a license in MA, NH, and ME. Not sure about other states.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:34 AM   #23
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There's a drawing of clam anatomy here:
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Here I just wanted my fantasy that I was eating small shelled sea-turkey, and you go and post a diagram proving I am likely eating their gonads...... ;)
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:22 AM   #24
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Here I just wanted my fantasy that I was eating small shelled sea-turkey, and you go and post a diagram proving I am likely eating their gonads...... ;)
If you have no problem with that, you should try uni.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:09 PM   #25
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Lol, craigsy. Sea Urchin 'nads are delicious.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:35 PM   #26
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Here I just wanted my fantasy that I was eating small shelled sea-turkey, and you go and post a diagram proving I am likely eating their gonads...... ;)
Hee hee! You eat a whole animal, you get to eat all of it! Enjoy!
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