Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence
Show: Food 911
Episode: Raw Bar Anyone?
Save Recipe Print
Total:
30 min
Prep:
30 min
Yield:
24 clams
Level:
Advanced

Ingredients

Cucumber Mignonette Sauce:

Directions

Scrub the clams under cold water with a stiff brush to remove the dirt. Next, find a durable thick cloth and fold it over several times to create a square; this will steady the clams as you shuck them and also protect your hand. Using the towel as a mitt, hold the clam firmly in the palm of your towel-covered hand; have a small bowl handy to catch the delicious juice. Insert the tip of a clam or oyster knife between the shell halves, and work it around one side to the other as you pry it open. Using the knife, cut the muscles away from the top shell, bend the shell back, and discard it. Run the knife underneath the clam to detach it completely, but leave it in its shell (take care not to cut the meat itself.) Tip out the clam juice into the bowl and pour it back over the shucked clams. Nestle the clams in a bed of crushed ice or rock salt to keep them steady. Spoon the cucumber mignonette on top and serve as part of a raw shellfish bar.

Cucumber Mignonette Sauce:

In a small bowl, combine the rice wine vinegar, shallots, ginger, cucumber, black pepper, and cilantro; mixing with a fork. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or up to the day before you plan to serve, to allow the flavors to come together. Serve with raw oysters and clams. 

Trending Videos 4 Videos

Get the recipe

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing 01:25

Get tips and ideas for decorating holiday cookies with icing.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Mushroom-Spinach Stuffed Shells

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

New England Clam Chowder

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Raw Oysters on the Half Shell

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Clams on the Half Shell with Fresh Mayonnaise

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Grilled Clams on the Half Shell with Serrano Ham

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Grilled Clams on the Half Shell with Serrano Ham

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Raw Oysters on the Half Shell with Cucumber Mignonette

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Baked Clams on the Half Shell: Vongole Gratinate al Forno

Recipe courtesy of Joan Tucci|Gianni Scappin

Grilled Clams on the Half Shell with Bacon, Garlic, and Hot Pepper

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Browse Reviews By Keyword