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Clam Measures, Equivalents, Weights, and Substitutions

Oysters may be substituted for clams in many recipes

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© 2008 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

Clam Measures, Equivalents, Weights, and Substitutions

Clams, oysters, and scallops may be used interchangeably in many recipes, so feel free to experiment. Retain the clam liquor or juice for use in soups and sauces for additional flavor.

• 6 to 12 clams  = 1 serving
• 1 quart unshucked  = 1 serving steamed
• 8 quarts unshelled  = 1 quart shucked
• 1 quart shucked  = 6 servings
• 1 quart shucked  = 2 to 3 cups chopped
• 1 pint shucked  = 3 to 4 servings
• 1 pint shucked  = about 18 clams
• 6-1/2 ounce can minced  = 1/2 cup drained
• 6-1/2 ounce can minced  = 1/2 cup juice

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