Hard Shell, Cherrystone, Littleneck or Quahog these clams have lots of names, but one thing is for sure, they are delicious.
These clams come from our own river where they grow happily on the oyster beds along side the oysters. They vary in size from the small which are 4 cm to 5 cm in diameter to the large that are 6 cm plus. They are traditionally used to make clam chowder or clam cakes. The smaller clams you can open much like an oyster but the larger clams may need cooking to open as the shells are so strong.
They are sold by the kg, if you choose the small clams you will receive between 8 to 12 clams and 5 and 8 medium clams per kg.