This sampler includes:
35 Littleneck Quahog Clams
3lbs Cherrystone Quahog Clams (avg 3 per lb)
2lbs Steamer Clams (12-15 per lb)
Each clam variety in this sampler offers a different texture and/or flavor and excels in different applications.
Littleneck clams can be served raw or steamed. Cherrystones are perfect for baked clam dishes. Steamer clams, as their name suggests, can be steamed, but are also excellent fried.
These clams have been stored in a high tech refrigerated flowing seawater system post-harvest that keeps them fresher, tastier, and alive longer than other clams on the market. While in this wet holding area, they naturally clean themselves of sand, bacteria and grit by filtering the clean seawater.
Note: If your clams arrive with several of their shells wide open, do not despair. Contrary to popular belief, they may not be dead, just thirsty.
Briefly rinse (do not soak) all wide open clams in cold tap water. They should begin to close. Any that remain more than a little open (apart from steamer clams, whose shells never close completely) should be thrown out.