When it comes to shellfish, clams are probably more of a staple on the East Coast. There are some 150 edible species. They are sustainable.
Clams are high in protein and versatile in the kitchen. Simply steaming them with garlic and butter couldn’t be easier. Since their ocean home is in the sand and mud the only caution is to properly clean them. Live clams should always have a closed shell.
What do you use clam juice for, anyway? Also does a clam really belong on a pizza? Chef Andrew will provide the tasty basics.