Steamer Clam - Mya arenaria (Ipswich Clam, Pissa Clam)

Shellfish  <<  Steamer Clam

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Steamer Clam,  Mya arenaria  (Ipswich Clam, Pissa Clam)


New England


Year-round, depending on tides and rainfall amounts

Method of Capture:

Hand Rake

Sustainability Consideration:

This is a small, hands-on fishery. Hand rakes are used primarily in New England.

Size Range:

1.5 to 3 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Briny, buttery and rich, with a tender chew

Cooking Tips:

steam, fry, chowder, pop & stuff, shell & incorporate into fritters