North Fork Steamers

It’s not far off to say that I’ve been eating steamers from the time I was born.

At my great-grandmother’s little house on Arshamamoque Pond, the steamers would be dug from the sand on hot summer afternoons. She’d steam them in a big silvery pot on her white enamel stove in a broth of celery and onions and serve them in a big bowl with cups of broth and melted golden butter.

We’d select a clam from the bowl and break open the shell with our fingers, pinch the clam by its neck and peel the body away from the inside of its shell.

Swirl it in the broth cup to loosen any remaining sand. Then swirl it in the melted butter and pop it in your mouth.

And, ahhhh, delicious!

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2 Responses to “North Fork Steamers”


  1. 1 susan September 3, 2010 at 11:04 am

    oh you are BACK! 😀 so happy to see you here again moe!
    and thanks for stopping by the blog… from reading on back through it sounds like you have had some rough roads. i truly hope you are healing now and that your life is on track. nothing like the beach to help with that process i think!
    hoping to see you up our way … some day! we will be back in nyc before the year is out.

    did you hear about The Art Weekend? we would LOVE you to come!

  2. 2 Susan Tuttle September 4, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Hi Moe:)
    So wonderful to meet you! Steamers are my absolute favorite! I am officially starving right now. Thank you so much for stopping by:)


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