Sunday, October 9, 2011

What we eat

I am truly blessed with the most amazing group of people. This summer I went raspberry picking at my friend Chris' farm. We had a deal going where I made whoopie pies for her customers and we would settle at the end of the season. Imagine my surprise when she asked me to help her out by taking home extra CLAMS that someone had traded for berries.
I brought them home and put them in the sink to rinse out. My husband came home that day all excited to have found his first farmstand tomatoes. "That's great dear, but, wait till you see what I got at the berry farm" I steamed up a batch with white wine and garlic. A great piece of french bread made it a great meal.That left me with still plenty of clams to use up. Not knowing how to preserve them I got on the computer and did a bit of research.It seems stuffed clams can be prepared and frozen all ready to heat and eat at a later date.

Here is the basic recipe that I used. I pretty much follow it except that I make my own breadcrumbs with herbs and sundried tomatoes that I have in the fridge for just such a recipe.
Look at these babies. A side of pasta salad rounded out the meal. Of course I meant to ask everyone out there what they do with an excess of clams,but, summer took over my life and I'm just getting around to it.
Even after freezing they came out looking like this and tasting even better. So have you ever had too many clams to eat? What did you do with them..............said the hobbit


Margaret said...

Okeover arm, just a few miles from where I live, is well known for it's oysters and clams. I don't care for oysters all that much but I do love clams. Art and I dug up a pail a few years ago but I was not very successfull in getting rid of the sand even though I changed the water several times over a 24 hour period. Did you get yours already sand free or did you have to do something more to get rid of the sand?

The Hobbit said...

Don't know if it was any help but soaked with cornmeal and used a brush to scrub outer shell. Didn't have any problem with sand but, I think it's hit or miss. There have been times when it was a problem.I've been away for a few days so I'm a little late getting back to you.

Geek+Nerd said...

A few years ago I ordered steamers at a restaurant and just couldn't finish them. Not wanting to waste, I took them home, and used them to make a delicious chowder!

The Hobbit said...

mmm.....what's better than new england clam chowder!!

Jeannette said...

Goodness that looks delicious!! Glad to see you are still cooking :) It's great weather for it here in NEPA b/c of the wind & chill :)

The Hobbit said...

Glad to hear from you Jeannette. The past 2 days have been pretty rainy but,aside from that we have been unseasonably warm.We are suffering through it;-)