I drain the clams and wash them thoroughly to remove any sand etc. I do not use the broth but I suppose that is a matter of taste. The only mistake I have made is to not put in enough cream and potatoes to thicken the soup enough. But my mom could always make it best anyway ;-)
Thanks, will try that. Now if we can just spice up the enthusiasm for ORB perhaps we will all feel a bit better. I see Obama is planning on reinforcing agents along the Mexican border due to the drug cartel issues. Let's have ORB get some spy sat pics of some of the action and do some analysis of where those tunnels are located for the drug movements. I know, I know, we might interfere with the rights of someone to be skinny dipping or nude sunbathing in or on the banks of the Rio Grande.