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How To Quickly Remove Sand From Manila Clams

How To Quickly Remove Sand From Manila Clams

A method like this was shown on TV. Washing the clams in hot water makes their meat puffier.

Ingredients

Manila clams
as desired
Hot water
enough to soak the clams in

Steps

1. Soak the clams in hot water (45-50℃) for 5-10 minutes. If you have the time, soaking for 20 minutes is best.
2. Wash by rubbing the clams thoroughly, then discard the hot water. Rub-wash the clams 3-4 times. It's easy to rub-wash while running the clams under warm water from the tap.
3. And there's no more sand! The clams will open about 3 mm. This is the proof that they've spit out the sand!

Story Behind this Recipe

This method of washing the clams in hot water to remove the sand was shown on TV a while back, then I came up with my own way to do it.
It seems that soaking them in hot water forces the clams to spit out the sand. I decided to try washing them at 50℃. The temperature can be changed.