Cooking Frozen Clams

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by d922922, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. d922922

    d922922

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    Hi,

    I am going to freeze a batch of live clams that I had sitting in my refrigerator before they go bad. When I steam them after I take them out of the freezer (they will be frozen probably about a week or two) how will I know if the clams are good or not? For example, if I steamed them when they were alive, the clams would open up and the ones that didn't are the ones you throw out. Is it the same for frozen clams?

    Thanks!
     
  2. petalsandcoco

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    Just a small question, how long have they been in the fridge ?

    Petals.
     
  3. berndy

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    I would steam them first,then  you know  the ones that open are good. Then feeeze them in the cooking  liquid.
     
  4. d922922

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    They have been in the refrigerator for 3 days.
     
  5. chefedb

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    If the slightest odor throw out or if thay are opened throw out.. Cook first ,open then freeze. Either waty they will get tough.Might be good for chowder or fritters.
     
  6. petalsandcoco

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    I agree, good for a chowder.

    Clams and mussels , sometimes giving them a tap, you will see them close up. (if they don't, toss out)