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Clams, Oysters, and Mussels

Big Flavor from a Littleneck!

Harvested from cold Eastern waters, littlenecks taste salty-sweet and soak in juices and spices from your creative recipe.  US Seafood and Meat fish for the healthiest clams from the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding waters.  New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland all take pride in this seafood favorite! How small are they?  Taking a ruler, you’ll measure about an inch from one side of the shell hinge to the other.  That’s small, but the burst of briny goodness from the meat is refreshing and distinct.

Clams do a body good!

Some sources claim that a 3-ounce serving has more iron than liver.  Now that’s healthy!  Add up the benefits and you’ll quickly include clams in your diet.  Low in fat and high in protein, clams support a gym-goer’s cuisine.  High counts of selenium, zinc, magnesium and B vitamins top the list of powerful benefits. 

You must try this recipe!

We’ll call this recipe “Bubbly, Buttery Garlic Clams.”  A crisp champagne coupled with butter and garlic soak into the briny clams for a refreshing oceanic burst of goodness!

Get your ingredients together.

50 Littlenecks, I cup champagne, 4 TBS melted butter, 4 garlic cloves, lemon wedges.

Get Cooking!

  1. Scrub the clams under cold water. 
  2. In a stockpot, bring the champagne to a boil and introduce the clams to the pot.  Let the clams steam in the liquid for five minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare ramekins filled with melted butter and minced garlic lightly sprinkled on top. 
  4. Promptly serve on a tray with excess champagne poured in the tray to keep the clams hot. 
  5. Prepare plates with lemon wedges and allow guests to dig in!

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