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Steamer Clam 101: Cooking Steamer Clams

Maine clams, pisser clams, Ipswich clams, soft-shell clams and long neck clams are all known as the steamer clam in New England. Steamer clams run a close second to Maine lobster as the seafood of choice for both residents and visitors alike. Clammers dig steamers by hand using a clam rake in the mud and […]

Fresh Clams: Currency of the Sea

Hard-Shell Clams Hard Shell clams are sorted and sold according to size…the smaller the clam the more tender and expensive.From Smallest to largest, the categories are: Little necks clams: The most tender: excellent raw, steamed, or used in whole recipes. Top Necks clams: Tender, can be used as little necks. Cherrystones clams: Not quite as […]


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