The smallest of the hard shell clam family, Littlenecks, are also the tenderest and most mild in flavor. These qualities make them a popular favorite among everyone who tries them. Exceedingly sweet Littleneck clams are like a fresh ocean breeze, light, cool, refreshing, and just a little briny they are one of the best clams to enjoy on the half shell.
While excellent just as they are, there are a multitude of delicious methods of preparation for these singularly scrumptious bivalves. The perfect addition to a red or white clam sauce, Littlenecks delicate size and sweet taste punctuate these rich sauces with savory flavor. Classic steamed clams are always a favorite. A little white wine, butter, and garlic meld with the clam’s briny juice to concoct one of the tastiest sauces you’ll ever try. Just be sure to have plenty of bread for dipping!
Healthy as well as delicious, clams are high in protein and low in fat and calories. Full of essential minerals like Selenium, Zinc, Iron, and Magnesium, along with a handful of necessary B vitamins. Linked to memory retention, they have also been associated with cancer-prevention and an increased libido. Not bad for one Littleneck! Healthy, delicious and a cinch to prepare don’t wait another minute to add these delicious clams to your weekly dinner rotation!