Things worse than coitus interruptus....

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Try this one on for size. Day spent on this measly haul.... ......not quite the bountiful harvest I was expecting after... .....but the boys and I (mostly just I) got nearly 4 dozen, enough for a meal, light! Ok, hit the Chatham Pier Fish Market for a couple of fiesty lobsters. So we (ok, I) get to cooking. The water for the lobsters is boiling, the linguica, shallots, garlic , butter, oil for the steamed clams is sauteeing, Redemption Rye Old Fashioned is hitting the spot. Life is pretty good, on the long awaited, hard earned vacay on The Cape. So, with a good boil going it's time for the 3 pounder to go headlong into the lobster pot. Four minutes later the 2.6 pounder goes in. 20 minutes and out they will come, so it's time to turn the attention to steaming the clams. Just as I splash in the white wine for the steaming.........OUT GOES THE POWER! Fuuuuuuuuuuuuu@&!!!!!!!!! We'll, had the heat been under the lobsters they'd have been done 20 minutes ago. Time to see now if they cooked through sufficiently without heat.....
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Meal, Interrupted....

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So you put wine in with the water for your steamers??? I love clams but I've never steamed them with wine ----- thanks for the tip!!!

Enjoy your vacation!
billyymc billyymc
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JTG4eva! wrote
Try this one on for size.

Day spent on this measly haul....
Were you raking on the beach for hard clams? If so - get yo azz in deeper! The beach is for digging soft shells (aka piss clams) with a fork.

You got a bunch that would be good raw there.

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Cooking a lobster for 20 minutes makes rubber.
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Not for a three pound lobster.  Lobsters were cooked to perfection, and no sooner than we finished those the power came back on!
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Yeah, the pics were of the boys before we started.  I was pretty much chest deep, the boys not so much!  Our problem was the tide.....needed low, got high.  It was also a miserable, cool, windy and rainy day.  But we had fun, and the caught clams def tasted better than the bought.
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Steamers......they of the soft shells, long necks, and yucky foreskin like thing you gotta pull off.....we don't do those.

We go for the hard shell quahogs (Ko-hogs).....little necks/cherry stones.  Sauté some shallot, garlic and chorizo in butter, then the steaming liquid is either white wine or beer.
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<quote author="JTG4eva!">Steamers......they of the soft shells, long necks, and yucky foreskin like thing you gotta pull off.....we don't do those./quote>

Don't let the looks turn you off...they're quite good. Dig em on the beach at low tide.
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I never heard of steaming a cherrystone until I moved upstate.  On the half shell with lemon and cocktail sauce is the only way.

OTOH "Soft shell clam" or "steamer" are terms that only appears on restaurant menus. The correct reference is "piss clams" and they are not bad steamed.

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