Pre-Shift Glossary

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Clams, Soft Shell "Steamer"

Latin Name: Mya arenaria

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Piss Clam, Essex Clam, Long Shell Clam

Light flavor with an ocean complexity.

Flavorful, Textural, Briny

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - Hand dug by barefoot kids for beer money. Get a college student hammered tonight.

THE CLAM - Careful handling is a must with "Steamers". The shells are brittle and can be broken with your fingers. The Clam can be cooked whole as normal and can be served cleaned or whole. 
Steam, Fry, Saute

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Seasonality:

Year Round

Share:
Range & Habitat:

North Atlantic & New England

Origin:

Cape Cod to Hatteras

Producer:

SFS Partnership

Harvest Method:

Hand Cultivated