Little Neck Clams

Mercenaria mercenaria

Seafood « Little Neck Clams

Little Neck Clams

Range:

Virginia to Prince Edward Island

Seasonality:

Year-round

Method of Capture:

Farmed and Hydraulic Dredge

Sustainability Consideration:

Farmed are considered a best choice, although hydraulic dredging on soft-bottom sea floors is considered low-impact.

Size Range:

(1 inch= count neck ) (1.5 inches= little neck ) (2 inches= top neck ) (2.5 inches= cherry stone ) (3 inches= quahog)

Flavor and Texture:

Briny sweet and buttery flavor with a firm and chewy texture

Cooking Tips:

serve raw, steam, fry, bake, and poach in soups