Good evening, yuya @amateur cook. Today, I tried to examine the sand removal of clams using sea salt, which seems to be less well known for its effect.
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- Those who want to remove sand as much as possible when cooking clams
Why salt out clams with sea salt
First of all, I will explain why clams are salted with sea salt. Unlike salt, sea salt contains a lot of minerals. 99% of the salt is sodium chloride, but 96% of sea salt contains sodium chloride, and other minerals derived from seawater such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium are contained. For this reason, it is a theory that clams spit out more salt because using sea salt can produce salt water with a mineral balance close to real seawater.
Basics of salt-free clams
Before verification, we will review the basics of salt removal of clams.
If these are not made, salt can not be removed well in the first place. So, as I mentioned earlier, the point of this time is to use sea salt as salt when making salt water.
Sand-free verification results
I forgot to take the photo, but after 6 hours of actually removing the sand, the clams were breathing with the tube stretched out of the salt water with vigor (* ́ω'), so I asked Mama to steam the clams after removing salt and verified the situation of salt removal.As a result of eating, the encounter rate with sand was about 1 in 5. There may be many people who feel that this is large, but when steamed clams with sake in our normal home, the encounter rate with sand was about 1 in 2 to 3 animals. Mama and I was pleased that the encounter rate with sand was the lowest in our history (* ́ω')
Is it easy to remove sand without clams with sea salt? Although it is a verification result, it was a result that it was easy to actually remove sand! In addition, sea salt is overwhelmingly better for health than salt from another point of view, so I think that it is a feeling that you should always have sea salt at the table on a daily basis.By the way, the sea salt I used this time is here.
If you are worried, please try it! Thank you for browsing. So, then(^^)/