What Is the Difference Between Clams, Mussels, Oysters & Scallops?

If you're new to eating seafood, you might be wondering about the differences between clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops. Worry not, we've got the skinny on all of these satisfying shellfish. When...

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Our New Favorite Fried Clams on the "North Shore": Funky Park Lunch in Glorious Newburyport!

by opinionatedchef 6 years ago

When it gets hot like it has been this week, we often look for a lunch-oriented excuse to head north to towns with water breezes. Today Choate Bridge Pub and fried clams were calling, but I recentl...

Frozen seafood mix – need help

by Jerry_K 11 years ago

Last week I bought 2 Lb bag of frozen seafood mix because it looked so good. Lots of squid rings and tentacles, clams, small slabs of cuttlefish etc. I know that all these have to be cooked real f...

Whole belly clams vs. strips

by Joshua B 16 years ago

On this board and the other New England-based gourmet food board, most vocal clam lovers post strong sentiments for the inferiority of strips. They urge strip lovers to drop them like a bad habit a...

ISO Soft Shell Clams Winnipeg

by Allegra_K 6 years ago

Another ingredient quest awaits! Forgive what may or may not be an obvious answer to my question--this prairie dweller knows naught about the distinctions between quahogs and steamers-- but are sof...

Clam Casino!

by mahmoudfouda 6 years ago

This bacon topped appetizer is quick to make and a must-have on your menu when you have guests over for dinner. Whether it is a formal sit down dinner or an informal gathering, this flavorful finge...

Small Fried Clams

by tlpzza 6 years ago

I know everyone loves the big bellied clams but I love the small, sweet ones. Where is the best place to go for them or do you just take your chances and hope they are small ?

razor clams...where and when they are available

by jcolvin 10 years ago

Who *loves* razors? I do, I do. Are they easy to find? Hell no! T&T has them sporadically...you never know when they will show up, They had some east coast ones (slimmer than our fat Charlotte west...

"Until Clams Open"

by lamb_da_calculus 8 years ago

I'm learning how to cook clams and have been steaming them. Virtually every recipe uses some form of the "until open" instruction, and I'd like to check that I'm interpreting this correctly. Doe...

Small Fried Clams

by tlpzza 6 years ago

I know everyone loves the big bellied clams but I love the small, sweet ones. Where is the best place to go for them or do you just take your chances and hope they are small ?

Is Pepe's white clam pizza made with whole belly clams?

by madeliner 6 years ago

Was thinking of trying it and am curious to know and do you pay extra for mozz? How is the red clam pizza? I am going tomorrow and am just wondering. tia!

Little neck clams still good?

by kuaimoana 6 years ago

I had clams in cold water waiting to be grilled but forgot about them. Realized this morning when I saw them sitting on the countertop. By now of course the water is room temp. They've been soak...

Canned Clams

by lollipop 15 years ago

I am attempting to make Linguine with Clams for my brother's birthday this Sunday (his favorite) and the recipe I have calls for a can of chopped clams in juice. Unfortunately I am not familiar wit...

Littleneck clams--how long will they keep?

The Dairy Queen
by The Dairy Queen 13 years ago

I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never cooked with clams that didn't come out of a jar or can. But, I'm planning to do one of the dishes from Penelope Casas' "Tapas". Yesterday, I bought a couple...

Clam Chowder on Father's Day?

by JTPhilly 6 years ago

I would like to take my Dad out for dinner on Father's day. Given the limitations below it is more about the time spent and conversation than the meal but a nice place and good food would still be ...

Grit in my clams - and what didn't work to clean it out

by sasha1 11 years ago

I made a cioppino yesterday, using some little clams that I'd bought it the store. I can't recall the name, but it was something I hadn't heard of before. Not littlenecks, not cherrystone. Anyho...

Woodman's vs. J.T. Farnham's for fried clams

by bachslunch 14 years ago

Did a direct comparison very recently between Woodman's and J.T. Farnham's, two major league spots for fried clams in Essex, MA. In both cases, got a belly fried clam plate with rings, fries, and s...

Public clambakes in Portland, ME and other regional dishes?

by Funiono 6 years ago

Hello, we are headed to a portland, ME this summer, it will be mine and my husband's first time in New England. We have most of our trip worked out meal-wise but I was wondering if they held any cl...


by kmcdonne 6 years ago

We will be in Boston in August, Back Bay Area and looking for a place to get some steamers, any help is appreciated, thanks.

Substitute for Clam Juice

by mmuch 13 years ago

Does anyone have a recommendation for a sub for clam juice? I am making a pasta dish with shrimp that the recipe calls for this and I don't have on hand. Could I make a stock with the shrimp shel...

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