Hi -- I over-did when I picked up seafood/fish items one day a couple weeks ago. I ended up with about 4 dozen extra Maine clams (I'd also call them Mahogany clams). I wanted to do something with them ASAP, so I just steamed them and put them into a freezer in their juice.
Can they be made into anything decent texture-wise after being frozen, or should I just save the freezer space and toss them now? I want to make a big batch of clam chowder with them and wonder if they'd just be like rubber now. :p If they are usable, should they be left whole?! I'd prefer to cut them into smaller pieces, but I read on-line where it's recommended to grind them.