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What is a quahog?

asked by XXX-XXX-1673 over 6 years ago
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added over 6 years ago

a kind of clam native to the East coast. also: the town where Family Guy is set.

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added over 6 years ago

halfasiangirl I also learned what it is. Thank you !!

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added over 6 years ago

it's quite a large clam, so it is usually served chopped up and mixed with breadcrumbs, bacon, cheese, etc. and then stuffed back into its shell and broiled. aka "stuffed quahog"....

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added over 6 years ago

I would not say "Usually" It's one way they are served.

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pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 6 years ago

It is indeed a big, fat meat clam native to the east coast. And with my left coast bias (although I was born in...) kind of unappealing to my tastes. You need to chop it up and work with it. I think of it as a chowder clam where it's going to cook for a long time and still, in the end no good will come of it.

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added over 6 years ago

On the east coast you find a number of different sizes of the same kind of clam, with quahog being the largest. Cherrystones and little necks are smaller and often served raw, but never heard of quahogs being served on the half-shell!

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