Look at those guys… I feel so horrible about this but I did it… I put them in the pot… and cooked them…
I owed Mikey and also made this for my own selfish needs (i need more diversity on my food blog and being a non-seafood-eating-person I tend to be lacking on the seafood category) Anyways because I have never made these before in my life i hopped onto my ever-trusty-google-machine and stumbled upon this recipe which seemed pretty much fool proof!
Let the shenanigans begin!
3 lbs Steamers
1 Celery Stock; quartered
1 Bay Leaf
Wile you soak your steamers in a large bowl of salted water to rid them of their sand and grossness drink some wine to give them a proper send off!
Fill a large pot with 2 1/2 cups of water and toss in the onion, celery, and bay leaf.
Add a heavy pinch of salt and black pepper.
While you wait for it to come to a boil, drink some more wine and have a hart to hart with your steamer clams….
(Oh boy, do I really have to do this? Oh gosh, I have to put them in the pot! But they are still alive and I think that they kind of like me?!? Cant I just maybe keep them in a salt water tank? No? Oh gosh, I have to put you in the pot…)
Okay, back to reality! Now that the water is boiling, gently put your friends in the pot…
Try not to feel bad about this…
Allow them to boil for 10-12 minutes or until they have all opened their shells.
Reserve 1 cup of the broth (to clean them) and serve along side melted butter and some lemon slices.
So that is it! And of coarse due to the fact that I don’t eat seafood, I just got a rotisserie chicken so I wouldn’t starve. XD