Fresh clams make your dish taste a lot better, so here are a few points you should consider when you buy some clams at the supermarket.
1. Choose clams that are alive! A healthy clam is one with a closed shell. 2. Choose light coloured clams
3. Make sure they do not smell fishy.
And here are some additional tips about clams that will be helpful to you. 1. Use fresh clams, preferably within 24 hours. If they are truly fresh, they will last a few days when refrigerated.
2. When you cook clams, but they remain closed after being cooked, do not eat them. That means they are bad.