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Microwave Steamed Clam

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Ingredients
  Soft shelled clams 24 (In The Shell)
  Cold water 3 Gallon
  Salt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 6 Tablespoon
Directions

Thoroughly wash clams.
In very large kettle or bowl combine 1 gallon water and 1/3 cup salt.
Place clams in the salt-water mixture and let stand 15 minutes.
Rinse well.
Repeat salt-water soaking and rinsing twice more.
Place clams in single layer in oven cooking bag set in shallow baking dish.
In 1-cup glass measure heat 1/2 cup water at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes or till boiling.
Pour over clams in bag; tie loosely with string, leaving an opening for escape of steam.
Cook at MEDIUM (5) for 7 to 8 minutes, turning dish once.
Discard any clams that do not open.
Melt butter in 1-cup glass measure at HIGH for 1 minute.
Meanwhile, loosen clams from shells.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Steamed
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Everyday

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