Surf Clams are found throughout Atlantic waters in the northeastern United States, primarily harvested off the coasts of New England. They can grow to be among the largest in the region, often from six to eight inches long. Their meat is tender and pleasantly briny, especially prized for its sweetness when compared with other clams.
Though well-known among New Englanders, only a small fraction of Atlantic Surf Clams are sold live, rather than processed. Ours are dug up daily and shipped overnight, getting to you as fresh as could be without sitting on the beach yourself. Though we love them raw or gently steamed, these meatier clams can also fare quite well when grilled or cooked more elaborately. In Japanese cuisine, freshly shucked Surf Clams are often thinly sliced and presented as sashimi. For a simple but incredibly satisfying approach, we love these straight out of the shell, finished with a splash of grassy Arbequina olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.
Massachusetts, United States