Tonight I made clams for dinner (I should say last night, I am blogging this while working.) While out shopping there were fresh clams from a farm in Shelton Washington. I know this farmer from the Des Moines Farmers market, so I picked them up.
I actually pulled out my sketch book from Italy last Summer where I took notes during one of the cooking classes. There were notes but certainly not a recipe so I was winging it. I soaked them all in salt water so they would release any sand. I sautéed garlic and shallots in olive oil and added the clams and white wine and panko because I didn’t have bread crumbs.
Toasted up some baguette and rubbed it with garlic. Yum!
There was however way to much for the two of us! When we were done, I took the rest of the clams out of their shells and froze them with the rest of the broth. Clam Chowder in our future!