Monday, August 17, 2020

STEAMERS

https://youtu.be/BfjuD9jLrxM

I did this video a while back and for some reason arrived in my email box.

Since it is still summer, I hope you will be able to find this delicacy I love.  I find this in the East Coast mostly in New York.  

If you find fresh ones,  they are easy to prepare.

In a big pot to hold your 1lb or 2 lbs of steamers, add about 2-3 cups of water depending on the amount of steamers you want to cook.  If you have a colander in your pot (steamers pot), put your steamers in that.  Cover and boil for about 5-10 minutes until the clams open.

Remove the steamers to a bowl.  Reserve the broth in a separate bowl.  Pour the broth in separate 1 cup bowls.

Melt half a stick of butter for a pound of steamers and pour the oily part in a small container or dipping bowls.  (In other words only take the clarified butter). 

To serve:  watch the video how to eat it.  Dip the peeled steamer first in the broth to clean of some sand it may have, and then dip it in butter.

I love this in the summer with freshly boiled bi-color corn.  Those are usually sweet!

Have a great appetizer or main meal.  Don’t forget your salad!