July 12, 2010

Clams Clams Clams

I am lucky to live a couple of miles away from the beautiful ocean.

On my brother's birthday last week, his childhood friend called to say he had gone clamming and that he would like to drop off clams for my dad.

He and my brother used to go clamming when they were kids and I just thought it so special that on my brother's birthday, which he didn't exactly know that it was, he brought over some clams.
Dad and I were very touched.

We ate them raw with a bit of lemon juice and watched them squiggle. They were so fresh and delicious!
We ate baked clams with bread crumbs, tomatoes, parsley and red pepper flakes.


We ate them with linguine.
The meals were outrageously delicious and brought back so many memories.

It was a great way to celebrate my brother.

Mangia!

15 comments:

Angie said...

Oh you are killing me! I should be working, instead I am in my desk thinking about linguine with clams. those look yummy. What a delicious way to celebrate your brother's birthday!

Struggler said...

These look lovely (the baked ones are calling out to me) and it was a double bonus to celebrate your brother, too.

The Girly Tomboy said...

Those clams look DELLISH!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow! He brought you a lot! I'm not a raw clam fan, but I loved baked clams and even got my hubby to try and like them when we first met. I can't have the bread crumbs anymore {gluten}, but I'm glad I have the memory of them!

kjaxpink said...

LOVE clams! I have a great recipe for grilled clams that is fun to do during the summer -- you've inspired me to go make it!!

Framed said...

Yum, great post and great shots! Now I want some linguine with clam sauce! Love the blog. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So nice of your brother's friend, it looks like you all had a great time!

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

The baked kind looks delicious!! I don't think I could it them raw, haha!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Raw, not so much, but I would devour those baked ones or the linguine version. YUM! Thanks for the visit. :)

Mary said...

I've never eaten clams raw but I love raw oysters. I'm sure there's not a lot of difference.

I'm so jealous! :-)

Jen J. said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by World of Dennifer! Those clams look YUMMY...makes me want seafood now. :)

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow! These look wonderful!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

Adie said...

Oh my gosh, what I wouldn't give to live so close to the ocean!! That looks awesome. I have never had them raw, but I love raw Oysters!

concretenprimroses said...

I've never had them raw either. I'll have to try sometime.
Kathy

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

Zucchini flower recipe followed by clams... my stomach is growling! Looks delicious!

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