The one time I tried using live clams I had the fish guy reassure me that they were clean (no sand inside) so I
wouldn't have to purge them. WRRRRRONG! And ruined Thai-style clam soup. This recipe called for leaving the
clams shell and all in the soup.
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.