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Thread: How about a crab/shrimp/shellfish thread

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    Default How about a crab/shrimp/shellfish thread

    The fishing thread is very popular, and it encompasses a lot of topics. Sometimes that makes finding the threads about specific fisheries, areas difficult, and when they come up it's difficult to keep them at the top of the list where people see them (especially just before summer, when there is a lot of activity on the board).

    What do you think about having a 'Shellfish Forum' so that threads about Crabbing, clamming, shrimping, etc would have their own home? I know there is a lot of collective knowledge on here about the topic, and I think members would appreciate it.

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    Default finding, digging, cleaning Razor Clams.

    Pic #1
    Shows you what to look for when on the beach. Its just a small dimple. Thats when you know there is a clam underneath.

    Pic #2
    Shows you how to dig with a shovel. The tube is pretty self explanatory.
    This pic was taken from here: http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/regio...pubs/clams.pdf

    When you've collected all your clams, soak them in water for several hours up to a day to get the sand out. Others can chime in here I dont really know how long.
    I met a cook out in Massachusetts a few years back and told me to put a little bit of corn starch or flour in the water so that the clams will replace the sand in their shells with the flour or starch. Just a few spoon fulls should do.

    When you're ready to take them out of their shells, start heating up some water. Keep it on medium high/high.

    What you do next is QUICKLY soak a few clams at a time in the hot water. 5 to 10 seconds. You do not want to cook them. What the hot water does is softens them up and its easier to take them out of their shell. Many of the clams will still be alive at this point even after you've soaked them in the water.
    Also, your water will always be cooling down from the constant soaking of cold clams.


    Here's what to do when its out of its shell:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEeAbJZv8Bc

    This is how I did it at least. There are people on this board that have done this 1000X more often than I have so they will have better advice but this worked for me.
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    I think it is a great idea.
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    Default Shell Fish Forum

    SIgn me up too.
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    Default Me too!

    Sign me up also since this will be my first summer in PWS and I am so looking forward to the shrimping!

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    I hope they open Tanners in K-Bay again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgpcr View Post
    I hope they open Tanners in K-Bay again!
    I'm 95% sure you'll get your wish Don't ask how i know this !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alasgun View Post
    SIgn me up too.
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    Maybe the powers that be will let you and me be mods of the forum???? On second thought maybe just you i'm too busy building gear.

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    Default personally

    after being shot down on a ice fishing forum i dont see it happining. but you never know there is a dipnetting forum

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    I just realized whats happening here.

    I thought this conversation here was actually the thread...

    thats why I posted all that info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodabiscuit12345 View Post
    I just realized whats happening here.

    I thought this conversation here was actually the thread...

    thats why I posted all that info.


    Sorry Jonathon, couldn't resist.


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    Note to self. Since soda is the cleaning expert take him with me clamming. I hate cleaning those razors. Man Dave the Big L on the soda man that is funny
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
    Sorry Jonathon, couldn't resist.

    HA! I guess I deserved that.

    That second 'smiley' face pic is of me after trying to bite into my first clam.

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    Default Stewed Clam Shells

    Quote Originally Posted by sodabiscuit12345 View Post
    "What? You dont eat the shell??"
    Stewed Clam Shells are a delicacy in any good resturant.

    Take 1 doz. shells and wash and rinse off all the sand.
    Boil in 1/2 gallon of water, pinch of salt, 1/2 cup of Jack Daniels, a little dill.
    Simmer for 1 hour.
    Let cool to room temperature.
    Add 2 cups of additional Jack Daniels.
    Throw the shells away and drink the gravey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    Stewed Clam Shells are a delicacy in any good resturant.

    Take 1 doz. shells and wash and rinse off all the sand.
    Boil in 1/2 gallon of water, pinch of salt, 1/2 cup of Jack Daniels, a little dill.
    Simmer for 1 hour.
    Let cool to room temperature.
    Add 2 cups of additional Jack Daniels.
    Throw the shells away and drink the gravey.
    Dave - That sounds like a true delicacy - I will have to try that recipe this summer.

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    Default same recipe

    I use the same recipe - but leave out the clams and the shells and the water and the dill and the salt - unless I am using tequila - then I use salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    Stewed Clam Shells are a delicacy in any good resturant.

    Take 1 doz. shells and wash and rinse off all the sand.
    Boil in 1/2 gallon of water, pinch of salt, 1/2 cup of Jack Daniels, a little dill.
    Simmer for 1 hour.
    Let cool to room temperature.
    Add 2 cups of additional Jack Daniels.
    Throw the shells away and drink the gravey.

    I tried the recipe, but I dont have a serving tray.

    Do you think these will do?
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    Default Clammin' College

    Considering the number of "how to's, where at's and when should I" questions on this site, through out the year, it's a super idea. One stop shopping or, rather, one pot cookin'

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    A separate thread would be wonderful! There is so much to do in this wonderful state, that gaining the knowledge to "do it right" would be so helpful. I hope it comes to be!!!

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    Default may I -

    - go off track a bit -

    When and how to catch some tanners if it opens????

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