Clams, fish, whale, oysters, crabs, kelp and so on, I love most every food produced by the worlds oceans. That is a true statement. Clams, however are at the top of the list for me. I guess i boils down to how much fun it is to collect them, and they are available all year long. The Northern Quahog is my areas most plentiful type of clam. It is also at the top of my culinary list. Table fare is second to none, moreover, it can be prepared several different ways! So many in fact it rivals THE EGG, well not quite, but close.
Pasta with White Clam Sauce is one of my favorite ways to prepare fresh clams. It is easy, cheap, quick, and it tastes great! I guess that is why you will see it on the menu at most every restaurant for $12-20. Which brings me to my next point. The whole recipe will run you $15 if you need to by a can of clams.
A couple of important items first.
1. Only collect clams from approved beds
2. Only collect clams if you have the proper permit.
You will need
1. Clams(yup) 20 little necks or 10 cherry stones.
2. Half of an onion
3 4 cloves of garlic
6. Olive oil
7. 1 anchovy
|In the pot ready to steam|
|The clam liquor with chopped clams|
In a deep pan add some olive oil. Chop up the onion, and 2 cloves of garlic. throw it in the pan with the anchovy. The anchovy will render down quickly. Once you have this down add the clam liquor, a little white wine, and parsley. Let this mix simmer for 10 minutes then add the clams. If you have Cherry Stone sized clams you will have to remove them from the shell and cut them up. If you sprung for the little necks the choice is yours to remove them from the shell or leave them in. Let this simmer for another 5 minutes, add a little butter, and pour over pasta. ENJOY.
VIDEO HERE CLAM SAUCE
|The onion, garlic, and anchovy|