Mincing fresh clams

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Clamminfrank

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I love clams and I often chop them finely for different recipes. This is tedious work. Does anyone have a suggestion to make chopping clams easier? Food processors do not work as the clam parts can be stringy and will not chop. Thanks.
 

MSC

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I'll be interested to read any suggestions, because as tedious as it may be, using a knife is the one sure way to 'get it right'.
Restos have available to them, industrial size equipment to chop onions and other veggies, but never heard of a pro clam mincer.
Suggestion: if you have a good seafood resto near you, ask the kitchen staff what they do. Most staff are willing to tell you how they do it.
 

Zhizara

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My Mom used a hand crank meat grinder. It was great for stuffing fresh clams we caught outselves. I believe they are fairly cheap.
 
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