Looks like I'm going to have to miss my annual June trip to New England, where I feast on fried scallops, lobster rolls (especially CT. style), lobster stew, and my beloved big-belly fried clams!
Anyone know of a local T.O. supplier that can provide fresh-shucked big-belly clams?
I'd rather not have to shop around trying to find big-bellies and then do the shucking myself. :-)
*by the way, if anyone is looking for seafood suggestions for MA. RI., CT. NH. ME, let me know, I have been virtually everywhere :-)
TT, have you checked in any of the Asian supermarkets like Oceans or T & T? I don't recall seeing any of the large soft-shell clams (aka steamers) that make for good big-belly fried clams, but I wasn't looking for them either. For frying, the larger little-necks are acceptable and widely available as are the razor clams. They are definitely not big belly though.
Some of the Boston-area seafood suppliers ship pints of shucked clams via Fedex, but only inside the U.S.A. You would have to drive to Buffalo to get them.