Steamer Clams

Mya arenaria (Ipswich Clams, Pissa Clams)

Seafood « Steamers

Steamer Clam

Range:

New England

Seasonality:

Year-round, depending on tides and rainfall amounts

Method of Capture:

Hand Rake

Sustainability Consideration:

This is a small, hands-on fishery. Hand rakes are used primarily in New England.

Size Range:

1.5 to 2 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Briny, buttery and rich, with a tender chew

Cooking Tips:

steam, fry, chowder, pop & stuff, shell & stuff raw into fritters