As he became increasingly convinced that bivalve aquaculture could fill the gap caused by the natural limitations of wild shellfish production, his research included the study of both fisheries management and culture techniques, initially for butter and littleneck
clams and abalone, and later the Manila clam and Japanese scallop.
Because natural shellfish such as Japanese littleneck
and common orient clams are produced here, small stalls selling hamayaki (grilled shellfish and fish caught in the sea) are set up along the coast from spring to summer.
Then come clam broth, lots of cream and mounds of littleneck
clams, seasoned with a bit of garlic, thyme and basil.
Fishermen found large quantities of seed and littleneck
quahogs on hundreds of acres of bottoms, in waters 3-12 m deep that extended from Norwalk to New Haven.
Her approach to seafood is seasonal, for example, steamed littleneck
clams in the summer match with corn and basil, and in fall or winter she switches to chorizo, white beans and kale to make a heartier clam dish.
Quinn recommends the wine, priced at $70 a bottle, with pan-seared branzino with littleneck
clams, beech mushrooms, dill and tarragon.
Filipino-American chef Tom Cunanan's repertoire includes Adobong Dilaw flavored with turmeric and charred coconut, steamed littleneck
clams with Chinese sausage, pork sinigang and the ukoy.
Clam Sashimi Ingredients: 3 Shinnecock Bay littleneck
clams 1/8 cup white wine vinegar fennel pollen pinch salt and pepper micro pea shoots Preparation Open all three clams and place one on the plate.
Ikeda et al., "Allozyme variation of littleneck
clam Ruditapes philippinarum and genetic mixture analysis of foreign clams in Ariake Sea and Shiranui Sea off Kyushu Island, Japan," Fisheries Science, vol.
Bivalve Taphonomy: Testing the Effect of Life Habits on the Shell Condition of the Littleneck
Clam Protothaca (Protothaca) staminea (Mollusca: Bivalvia).
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: Results of a survey of gaper, butter, cockle and native littleneck
clams in Coos Bay will be discussed, 6 p.m., Auditorium, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, Charleston.
Or partake of Rhode Island-grown fare like littleneck
clams and grilled quail at the swank new wood-paneled Local 121 (121 Washington St.; 401-274-2121).