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#504788 - 04/27/09 01:24 PM canning razor clams
shawn Offline
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Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 235
Loc: Tacoma, WA
Well I have 8 limits of clams and very little frezzer space so i am looking for canning instructions. I want to pressure cook the clams in wide mouth pint jars. My grandmother says she uses a hot water bath for 120 minutes but I am not sure how safe that is. So for you canning folks. How many minutes and what pressure for minced clams in a pint jar?

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#504793 - 04/27/09 02:15 PM Re: canning razor clams [Re: shawn]
Salmo g. Offline
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Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 11072
I can fish in half-pints instead of pints, but my instructions for pints are 90 minutes at 15 pounds pressure.

Everything I read and hear about razor clams describes cooking them hot and fast so that they remain tender. I'm not sure, but pressure cooking them may turn a premium product into a mediocre one. You might do better giving some clams to a friend who has some freezer space to share instead of canning them. You can always buy canned clams if you need them.

Sg

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#504794 - 04/27/09 02:18 PM Re: canning razor clams [Re: Salmo g.]
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Registered: 08/09/00
Posts: 11192
Loc: Hobart,Wa U.S.A
10lbs for 100 minutes.Good luck,
STRIKE ZONE

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#504855 - 04/27/09 07:31 PM Re: canning razor clams [Re: STRIKE ZONE]
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Registered: 11/24/03
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Learned my lesson years ago.

NEVER freeze razor clams.

A premium product goes in.... and a dehydrated, leathery by-product comes out.

Dig only what you will consume FRESH... or share the excess spoils FRESH with some very fortunate friends.
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