Clams whose shells have opened before being cooked are already dead, meaning that they are bad and need to be eliminated from the batch. Cooking bad clams with good clams can spoil the whole lot.
After purchasing a batch of clams, chefs suggest looking for any open shells. These can be tapped on the counter, and if they close, they are still good. Clams that do not close need to be eliminated as bad. Clams whose shells are still firmly shut are the freshest. According to Fine Cooking, clams need to be refrigerated, preferably in a bowl covered with a wet towel. They last up to two days stored this way.Learn More
One of the major differences between clams and oysters is that clams are motile all their lives, pulling themselves through the sand with a foot that extends well outside their shells. After a brief larval stage at the beginning of life, oysters attach themselves to other oysters or rocks and live out their lives in one place.Full Answer >
Pepperoni comes from pork trimmings, which is mostly fat with small amounts of meat still attached. Pepperoni also contains beef trimmings, blended with salt, paprika, white pepper, cayenne pepper, anise seed and allspice through grinding, chopping, and mixing and cased in artificial casing.Full Answer >
According to a 2007 article in Woman's Day, the biggest turkey ever was a male named Tyson that weighed 86 pounds. The turkey was entered into an annual Heaviest Turkey Competition in 1989 by Philip Cook of Leacroft Turkeys, Ltd.Full Answer >
Chicken stock is good for around four days in the refrigerator after being opened or made. Homemade chicken stock does not last as long as store-bought stock. Chicken stock keeps between six months and one year when frozen.Full Answer >