Video of How to Open A
Cherry Stone Clam
This is a totally
unconventional way to open a cherry stone clam.
Here is a unique
way to open a cherry stone clam. This method was
developed by my brother Stevo and is demonstrated
in this video by Tom. The method of opening a
clam is very unusual.
Now before I explain
how, I need to insist that if you are going to open a
clam, you need the correct tools. The only tool you
should use is a 3" clam knife
OXO Good Grips Clam Knife
or a Dexter-Russell (S127PCP) - 3" Clam Knife - Sani-Safe Series
Any of these of these will work well. Clam knives are made of
a special hardened steel and will not break or bend as
you try to open the clam.
Knives CLICK HERE
experts will tell you to open a clam from the front of
the shell. They will explain that this is the best
method to open a Cherry Stone. You will push the
blade into the front of the clam and open the clam by
exerting force and cutting the muscle of the clam.
You are about to
discover an new method of how to open a clam.
Here is a picture
of the traditional method to open a clam:
In the following method you place the
blade on the back of the clam following these steps:
- The first
thing you want to do is get the clam yourself, if
possible. Make sure it is the legal limit. (Or you
can purchase at your favorite seafood store
*Note the clam has two outer shells, it is a
bi-valve. In the back of the clam is the hinge where
the clam opens. Note the muscle of the shell.
- Hold the clam
in your hand.
- Insert the
clam knife at the notch in the back. (Only use a
Never use a regular knife.) The clam knife will be
able to perform the rocking motion which opens the
- Put the knife
in the notch and with your four fingers apply
rock the knife back and forth.
- The movement
is a rocking movement which will open the notch
allowing you to put the knife into the clam.
- Once the knife
is inside, you move it to the front of the clam.
- Slide the
knife around and cut the muscle of the clam.
- This gives you
two sides of the clam shell.
- Using the clam
knife, separate the clam from the shell.
- You are now in
heaven, with a fresh cherry stone.
sauce, lemon or just it it with nothing. you will be
experiencing wonderful tastes!
Here is a
different and better way to open a clam: from the
the following video:
How to Cook Steamed Clams
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