Clams - Hard Shell, Littleneck, Wild, USA 2lb

  • Clams - Hard Shell, Littleneck, Wild, USA 2lb

    7-10 clams per pound
    Qty
    $50.00 / bag
    Total: $50.00

Description

Littlenecks are the smallest of the hard shell clam family – about 10-12 per pound. For that reason, they are tenderer and mellower tasting than their Cherrystone and Topneck cousins – exceedingly sweet and reminiscent of an ocean mist.

Species

Mercenaria mercenaria

Country

USA

Raised

Wild

Taste & Texture

  • Rich
  • Very Firm

Cooking Methods

  • Raw
  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Steam
  • Poach

Nutritional Facts

Calories110
Protein (g)17
Omega 3 (mg)200
Total Fat (g)1.5
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Region & Fishery

Fun Fact

From the mid- to the late-1800s small hard shell clams from Little Neck Bay, Long Island were served in the best restaurants of New York and several European capitals. Eventually, the term "Little Neck" or "Littleneck" came to be used as this size category for hard clams, regardless of origin.

Product Preparation

The smaller Littlenecks are the perfect choice for white or red clam sauce over linguini. We also recommend steaming them with butter, white wine, garlic and fresh parsley. Be sure to have plenty of crusty bread for dipping!

Product Nutrition

Littlenecks provide a low fat, high protein seafood choice with an above average amount of healthful minerals such as Selenium, Zinc, Iron and Magnesium and B Vitamins like Niacin.

Nutrition Facts

AmountPercent Daily Value
Cholesterol (mg)80 27%
Sodium (mg)95 4%
Potassium (mg)470 13%
Total Carbohydrate (g)6 2%
Percent Daily Value
Vitamin A10%
Calcium8%
Iron30%

Info Source U.S. Food and Drug Administration