Homemade Clam Stock

Okay, this one can be a bit tricky because clams are really, really dirty.  Make sure to wash the clam shells as best that you can with just hot water.  You’ll have to strain this one a few times to get all of the grit out.  Use in recipes where ever it asks for clam juice.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Wild caught clam shells
  • Water, to cover

Here’s How I do it:

  • Wash the clam shells with hot water.
  • Place into a large stock pot.
  • Fill with water 2″ above clam shells, cover.
  • Bring the pot to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat, and simmer for 2 -3 days. (You can turn off the heat if you have to leave the house and turn it back on when you get home without ruining the stock.)
  • Strain as many times as necessary to remove the grit from the stock (clarify).

Your stock will have a light yellow color to it.


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