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Cleaning Mussels and Clams

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1995

Sand is a pleasure on the beach, but not inside a steaming dish of clams or mussels. Before cooking, sprinkle shells with cornmeal, and soak for twenty minutes in lukewarm water. The shellfish will expel most of their ingested sand.


Comments (1)

  • Jessica Hart 24 Jul, 2012

    Very helpful tip for prepping tonight's seafood pasta dinner!