Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Quahog Diggin'

It's been a wonderful summer! When spring comes early with warm temps and sunny days, it makes the summer feel more like two seasons instead of one short, fleeting flash in the pan. I love it! 

I was invited by a friend to go digging for quahogs yesterday. It was an interesting experience. I was told to bring aqua shoes and a rubber glove as you feel with your foot for the quahogs and dig them out by hand. One of the ladies who met us there wore socks; a seasoned pro I'm sure as she had the biggest haul.

I will do this again, soon! The smaller ones are best eaten slightly raw, steamed  just until the shells open. If cooked more than that, they tend to be tough and chewy. I think I'll cook up the larger ones to freeze for a savoury seafood chowder to enjoy when the weather cools.... with some homemade biscuits. Nom, nom!


  1. Hey you! I've always wondered what quahogs were - there are multiple signs around the countryside "Quahogs for Sale" and I wondered if it was some king of Harley Davidson motorcycle!! Seeing your photo I realized I have a few of their empty shells sitting on my window ledge so I'll have to go looking for some inhabited ones one of these days. Do they have a season or are they available all year round? My clam knowledge is sadly lacking!

  2. Quahogs ... Harley Davidson 'what-have-you's". LOL! I could think of more things than just bikes.

    Seasnonal? Somewhat. Not about to dig through ice so I can dig them out by hand. Heeee heeee!