What is the Difference Between Clams, Mussels, Oysters, and Scallops?

When you’re on the fence about seafood to begin with, at first glance there is no difference between clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops: they’re all an easy pass. But given a second chance and with...

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Fried Whole Belly Clams

by loriinfl 11 years ago

Does anyone know where a can find a restaurant in South Florida (East Coast) that serves fried whole belly clams? I am a transplanted New Englander and my craving is out of control!!!!

Cooking with Clams

by botanica 8 years ago

This is probably a dumb question, but when you're cooking with clams, do they always have to be live? Assuming I don't get them out of a can, anyway? I'm very squeamish about the idea of boiling t...

Retaurants near Brielle for good clams casino, clams oreganato and mussels appetizers

by fjc1z1 3 years ago

Looking for a place to get a good tap beer and appetizers. Sometimes we do not feel like a entre and would prefer to share a few appetizers. We are willing to drive a bit if necessary Sorry ...

Restaurant Made Clams Casino

by Barbarella 3 years ago

Need to bring these to a pre Xmas dinner. Which resto has the best ones I can get to go? I am in the Belmar area.

Digging for geoducks as an out-of-towner

by tofuflower 5 years ago

Hi there, we're flying in from San Francisco, so we won't be able to bring our own supplies and need some advice on logistics. Is there a beach that has a fishing shop that we can buy the fishin...

Clam Box: Dissent

Science Chick
by Science Chick 3 years ago

I adore whole belly fried clams. Surprisingly, after more than 20 years living in the Boston area, I still had never been to the Clam Box in Ipswich. I just could never muster the strength to dea...

Clams vs mussels

by JerryMe 9 years ago

Question - Clams are on sale and mussels are also on sale. How do they differ? I've never cooked clams (but I've had them in restaurants) and I've never eaten mussels. I live in an arid desert...

FOUND Clam Strips in Toronto

by estufarian 5 years ago

Several of us bemoaned the disappearance of Clam Strips – back in 2007/8. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/362263#2209621 http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/562268#4081139 Plus clam strips hav...

Clams, mussels, oysters, lobster

by Ayriad 3 years ago

Hubs and I are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary soon. We live in the mid-west but love seafood. Needless to say we are not experts at cooking seafood due to the lack of availability. We are...

100th Anniversary of the (Deep) Fried Clam (Woodman's, Essex)

by BostonBestEats 3 years ago


The best clam chowder (or seafood chowder) in San Diego?

by millerowski 4 years ago

What do you chowhounders thinks about good clam chowder in San Diego? I know what I DON't like, but haven't found what--with a little effort--I can make at home. Please weigh in. thanks!

Looking for a Clambake in Charleston

by alyssabrooke 3 years ago

Hey all, Visiting Charleston for 3 nights in August. Have a list of restaurants at the ready but am looking for a good clambake (preferably at lunch) where newspaper is put down and everything ...

cleaning razor clams

little big al
by little big al 3 years ago

I saw some razor clams for $6 lb. at a local (San Francisco) fish market and I was going to by some but realized I had no idea how to prepare them. Ar they just a steam and eat thing like quahogs, ...

Best Fried Clams in the Tampa Area?

by diner524 3 years ago

My sister is coming to visit and she loves fried clams. So I want to take her out to lunch and not sure if there are any restaurants with a good fried clam platter?

Best Large Belly Fried Clams

by RJR 3 years ago

I know that Park Lunch in Newburyport is pretty much the CH favorite. Does anyone know if they have big bellies? How about the Clam Box, Farnum's, and Tony's in Wollaston? Any others? Are there...

Fried clams for visitors

by tweetie 3 years ago

I'm acting as tour guide for visiting Scots who are interested in fried clams for lunch tomorrow. We will be at USS Constitution as part of our explorations. Can anyone vouch for Sullivan's at Ca...

Steamed clams - juice turned a strange blue-ish color

by winegod 6 years ago

I just picked up some fresh littlenecks from the farmers market yesterday (they are from Long Island). I steamed the clams in some wine in a stainless steel saute pan, and removed the clams as the...

Shucked clams (and their shells)?

by cgarner 4 years ago

Does anyone know of any Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Fishmonger who will shuck 100 clams and save me their shells for Christmas Eve? (tall order, I know!) Wegman's doesn't shuck anything... w...

Baked Clams/Thick style chocholate chip or chocholate cookie

by dirty harry 4 years ago

I am attempting to find a recipe for Baked Clams that are moist and flavorful. On the other end of the spectrum while shopping in the local Best Yet here on Long Island I came across a gourmet d...

Canned vs frozen clams in recipes

by Cremon 4 years ago

Hey folks. Looking for some experienced counsel here. I have used canned clams for years with good results to make linguine with clam sauce (white and red). I can simmer the sauce as long as I w...