Microwaved steamed clams

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2007/02/07 10:11:17 (permalink)

Microwaved steamed clams

Has anyone ever steamed clams in a microwave oven? If so, how did you do it (type of cooking container, etc.)?
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    sonjaab
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    RE: Microwaved steamed clams 2007/02/07 13:12:24 (permalink)
    RUBY.........Yea you can. Place the clams on a plate with
    some water and cover with plastic wrap or use a micro safe
    dish and cover and water. Nuke till they open !
    WARNING : They most likly be tough !

    Better way: Place a frying pan on the stove add about a
    1/2 inch of water, cover and steam/boil till they open!
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    RE: Microwaved steamed clams 2007/02/08 02:31:22 (permalink)
    The problem is with the microwave you're cooking the clams (directly by heating the water molecules in the clam) the same time you're boiling the water...Your clams will be very tough. Why not try to improvise something. Maybe foil wrapping them with some (h20 and seasoning) and the using the oven or with a pan of water like above. You'd be way better off with anything but the microwave.

    Now you have me thinking of clams :) or more specifically raw little-necks with lemon....
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    plb
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    RE: Microwaved steamed clams 2007/02/08 09:27:03 (permalink)
    AB steamed crab in a microwave on Good Eats. I think he wrapped it in wet paper towels then in plastic wrap.
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    RE: Microwaved steamed clams 2007/02/09 08:44:13 (permalink)
    Ive microwaved Clams many a time.Just cover with plastic and vent and dont overcook!They come out perfect.
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    RE: Microwaved steamed clams 2007/04/07 19:58:16 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by plb

    AB steamed crab..


    SO WHAT? Nobody is asking about crab. You can steam beans in a microwave too - or heat up coffee - or melt butter. ANSWER THE QUESTION.
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    RE: Microwaved steamed clams 2007/04/07 20:33:58 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by mookahn

    quote:
    Originally posted by plb

    AB steamed crab..


    SO WHAT? Nobody is asking about crab. You can steam beans in a microwave too - or heat up coffee - or melt butter. ANSWER THE QUESTION.


    PLB has 281 posts
    Mookahn has one
    Ergo Mookhahn is obviously more knowledgeable about posts here than PLB.

    /sarcasm
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    sizz
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    RE: Microwaved steamed clams 2007/04/07 21:09:02 (permalink)
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    RubyRose Posted - 02/07/2007 : 10:11:17
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    Has anyone ever steamed clams in a microwave oven? If so, how did you do it (type of cooking container, etc.)?


    RubyRose when you steam clams .......... over hot steaming water/broth (not boiling) all your live clams will open and there juices will drop and add to the broth below. that's for dipping your French bread in............ the clams that did not open you'll discard because they were dead before the steaming. A dead clam is not to be eaten... right lleechef ?
    Now, if you microwave a bunch of clams you'll kill most of them before they volunteer to open on there own ......... so you'll never know which ones were dead to begin with......... eat a dead clam you'll be very sick.............

    Crab and lobster can be cooked in a microwave............ but you may have a lot of POPING! and they'll taste like rubber. .so why?
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: Microwaved steamed clams 2007/04/07 21:10:49 (permalink)
    All you have to do is note where the mook makes his cyber home and you have a perfect explanation for his, um, behavior.
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    lleechef
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    RE: Microwaved steamed clams 2007/04/09 02:47:08 (permalink)
    Right, sizz, a dead clam is NOT to be eaten! I do not use water with my clams.....it's vile and nasty! White wine, garlic, shallots, parsley and a few red pepper flakes. Gently steam them in this and they are wonderful (same thing goes for mussels).

    Crudville??? It's appropriate.
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    RE: Microwaved steamed clams 2007/04/09 12:04:18 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    All you have to do is note where the mook makes his cyber home and you have a perfect explanation for his, um, behavior.


    Nice catch!
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