Horseneck clams and a marauding seagull tonight

It’s really a lot of heavy shoveling in sticky clay-y sand to get these clams, so no one does it. Me, I have a strange affinity for shoveling, having done it since age 12, and I look on it as a workout. Got these 5 after about 45 min. of shoveling. Took them out and put them in the channel to wash off, went back to get my shovel, and when I got back, a seagull was tugging one of them along. Chased him off. What an opportunist! Such a strong, elegant bird. A survivor.

I leave them in salt water with corn meal sprinkled on top overnight (makes them discharge sand). Then will take long necks, blanch off skin, Cuisinart the white meat, and make clam fritters. Will make broth with the rest of the clams.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Horseneck clams and a marauding seagull tonight

  1. Try the neck pan fried on high. Cut and split the neck then pound the hell out of it LOL. Mix to taste flour,salt,pepper,garlic powder and cayenne powder. It tastes great. I dig up clams in Moss Landing.

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