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Rocky Point clam cakes and chowder

gillsnthrills Aug 16, 2012 07:30 AM

I'm homesick for RI and thinking about Rocky Point and those clam cakes and chowder they served. What made it so good? And where can I get food like that on my next trip to RI?

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    Td61 Aug 18, 2012 12:41 PM

    here you go.... http://www.pagesintime.com/ri/seafood...

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    1. re: Td61
      parkslopemama Aug 24, 2012 08:00 PM

      Nothing will bring back the thrill of Rocky Point in childhood, but for clam cakes and chowder, you could try Aunt Carrie's in Narragansett. Or Captain Jack's in Matunuck.

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      Alica Aug 17, 2012 02:11 PM

      The restaurant closed. They did have good chowder & clam cakes! Just found the chowder recipe on keyingredient.com. Weird, it has ground pork in it.

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        gillsnthrills Aug 17, 2012 02:19 PM

        thanks Alicia! Yes I know it closed while I was still a kid. I will take a look at that recipe.

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          Alica Aug 17, 2012 02:35 PM

          The park closed a long time ago but they also had a restaurant near the airport for a while where you could go for the chowder & clam cakes.

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          CapeCodGuy Aug 17, 2012 02:49 PM

          It calls for ground or diced SALT pork, a common chowder ingredient. I prefer to use chopped bacon in mine, but rendered salt pork works too.

          Great recipe site tho, thx!

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            Alica Aug 18, 2012 04:33 AM

            I know I've heard of bacon in it but never ground pork. I don't know if it was just because i was a child when I had it but I did like it. I liked their clam cakes because they were small and not too doughy.

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              CapeCodGuy Aug 18, 2012 06:36 AM

              Ground SALT PORK is more like bacon. It's got nothing to do with the regular ground pork you see packaged in the supermarket.

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                Alica Aug 19, 2012 05:54 AM

                Oh that makes sense! Not too familiar with salt pork.

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          mollydingle Aug 16, 2012 10:14 AM

          Youth is what made them taste so good. Good luck getting the recipe for that....

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            trufflehound Aug 17, 2012 10:13 AM

            And being by salt water, riding coasters and chasing the opposite sex(or same).

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              AikiLou Aug 18, 2012 07:57 AM

              Absolutely...1954... Still remember...Wednesday nights-Kiddies' Night...chowder, clam cakes, and the rides...10 years old...I will always maintain that a 50s childhood summer in Rhode Island?...nothing like it

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