Little Neck Clam - Mercenaria mercenaria

Shellfish <<  Little Neck Clam

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Little Neck Clams,  Mercenaria mercenaria


Virginia to Prince Edward Island



Method of Capture:

Farmed and Hydraulic Dredge

Sustainability Consideration:

Farmed are considered a best choice, although hydraulic dredging on soft-bottom sea floors is considered low-impact.

Size Range:

(1 inch= count neck ) (1.5 inches= little neck ) (2 inches= top neck ) (2.5 inches= cherry stone ) (3 inches= quahog)

Flavor and Texture:

Briny sweet and buttery flavor with a firm and chewy texture

Cooking Tips:

serve raw, steam, fry, bake, and poach in soups