|4||Clams in shells|
1. Scrub and rinse clams, suitable for steaming (about 1½" wide).
in a 1 ½ quart pan, bring water to a boil. Add clams; cover and simmer until they open, about 5 minutes. 2. Or, to cook in a microwave oven, place clams in a microwave-safe 1 quart container. Cover with plastic wrap and cook at full power (100 percent), checking every 30 seconds, until clams open, 2-3 minutes total.
3. Remove the clams as they open; continue cooking until all are open. (If a clam doesn't open, discard it and cook another.) Use clams warm or cool. Reserve
¼ cup of the cooking liquid.
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