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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2008, 1:38 pm 
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Raccoons love'em and they sure are plentiful in spots. We assume they are oily, sour- tasting slimeballs but wondered if they are safe and passable in a pinch, or if we ever have to replicate survivor-man APP-style. Les Stroud seems to have a hankering for snails but never mentions clams (I think) which suggests they may be inedible. I'd be willing to try it for fun and gagging laughs if they are safe. Any ideas?

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http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... ight=clams

sorry, should have searched before I typed. Covered in 2005.
Apparently lousy-tasting, unnutricious and possibly dangerous if undercooked. Other than that they seem perfect.

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Actually, I more or less lived on them for a week in 1970. (Blueberries too.) They have virtually no taste and, like geoduck, are impossible to chew without a great deal of pounding, grinding and cussing before you cook them.

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Hmmm

I love em, a little garlic butter or soy sauce . They're great .

Like everything tho, the small ones are the tastiest but you have to eat quite a few or add to a fish soup or chowder.

Also the lakes with no motorboats or outside interference, the less worry of contaminents. As far as nutrition I don't know for sure but the next day I'm ready to roll and no portage slows me down.

But you should put them in something and put freshwater over them for at least 20 mins. to give them time to expel sand or any other impurities. Don't pour them out after soaking or you'll disturb the sand and such they have expelled.

Bon Appetit!! lol oh and yes they can be an acquired taste.

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[quote="lindsay356"]give them time to expel sand or any other impurities. quote]

Now that you put it that way.....how could I resist? Thanks Lindsay and Todd for the encouragement. I'll definitely try given the chance - and since everything tastes better with oil and garlic..

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This is, I suggest, a plot to thwart you from enjoying one of The Lands' Greatest Pleasures.

Don't Paddle in Temagami... It sucks.

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Some prefer Clams, Some prefer Oyster, Some prefer Steak, Some prefer Lobster.
Give me Clams or Oysters, I love them and know how to prepare them. Fresh water or Salt water.

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Hillbilly wrote:
, I love them and know how to prepare them. Bill


c'mon, Bill - you've got to share now. what is your secret campside recipe and cooking method?

Any reason they couldn't be wrapped in tin-foil with oil and garlic, (or wine, or ..)and left on the edge of the fire coals? Once popped open they are done, right?

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Ok Now I'm getting hungry and the cabin fever is setting in even worse . :evil:

Guess I better order a pizza LMAO :P

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ooooh eck!! :tsk: not me thanks!

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But I have seen them "steamed" by putting them in the fire, and lots of wet moss under and on top of them, 10 min or so...

GROSS!!!

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SWIFT wrote:
But I have seen them "steamed" by putting them in the fire, and lots of wet moss under and on top of them, 10 min or so...

GROSS!!!


It takes at least 48 hours to prepare them, properly, for cooking.

Ten minutes steaming... not advised.

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Well that's just what I saw on that Discovery show "Man vs Wild" or something? He said "10 min', otherwise I wouldn't know, like I said "YUCKY!!"

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Well that's just what I saw on that Discovery show "Man vs Wild" or something? He said "10 min', otherwise I wouldn't know, like I said "YUCKY!!"


Where was he, though???

In the US, there are quite different Freshwater Clams, and yes, that works with them, especially in the Southeast/South.

In Ontario, our Freshwater Clams are not what folks are talking about if you
check out a Google-Search.

Ours are edible, but Massively-only if prepared properly... delectable even...
I would suggest ours are largely bordering on dangerous via the 10 min thing.

I wasnt chastising you by any means, so please dont think so.

Was just trying to find a balance between the Yuck and the Possible.

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hmmm well I've never met a clam I didn't like or that didn't like me . LOL

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