Super Steamed Clams
The Lobster Net has spent years perfecting the art of cleaning the sand out of our famous Steamer Clams. The soft shell clams that are native to Maine are harvested from sand and mud flats. Because of that, most clams that you buy contain a fair amount of sand in them. When you purchase your Steamer Clams from us, you will receive the cleanest, best tasting clams available anywhere.
The best part is they are so easy to cook. Start with a pot that looks too big. You'll be happy to have the extra space. Start with about 1" of water in the bottom and add your clams. Put on high heat and stand by. Steamers contain a lot of natural juice, so you can expect plenty of bouillon when they are done. When they start to steam, be on your toes. If your pot isn't big enough they will often boil over. It takes about 10-12 minutes of hard steaming for them to cook. The shells will gap wide open and the meats should slide out of the shell without sticking. Don't forget to remove the black membrane that covers the neck (siphon) before eating. Serve with the bouillon from cooking and drawn butter. When purchasing, figure on 2 ½ - 3 lbs. per person for a main course, somewhat less as a side dish with your fresh Maine Lobsters.