Topneck clams are hardshell clams with a sweet briny ocean flavor. These are a size in between littleneck and cherrystone clams. Since they are a bit larger, they are slightly chewier than littlenecks. The topneck clam’s larger size makes them great for stuffing and broiling.
- Our topneck clams are harvested along the Atlantic coast of New York and delivered live.
- Topneck clam stocks aren't depleted or experiencing overfishing.
- Topneck clams are excellent served raw.
- Cherrystone, topneck, and littleneck clams are all the same species of Atlantic hard-shells or quahogs. The name refers to the size.
- The shells were once highly valued and used as currency for Native Americans.
- To clean, or purge the clams of sand and sediment. We recommend soaking clams in salted water in the fridge for 30 minutes before cooking.
Source: US Food & Drug Administration
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