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Dec 28, 2012 01:42 PM

East Coast Quahog vs Manila.

A dozen Littlenecks cost about the same as a pound of Manila clams. Shucked, the yield is easily 3 to 1.

I think these little guys look adorable perched on a plate of pasta in a restaurant, but is there any other reason to buy them?

Any Manila champions in Quahog land?

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  1. I buy them here in LA, because we cannot get quahogs :(

    Manilas are fine for a pasta dish, I've even used them as steamers. But they do not have the complex flavor that I find in quahogs. That's why I mail order them for my family's chowder recipe, that's the only way they made it.

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