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Fairway Market Locally Caught Little Neck Clams: How to Cook & Recipes

Fairway Market fresh, locally caught little neck clams with linguine and white wine.

Fairway Market locally caught, fresh little neck clams come from the Connecticut coast! And are perfect for a summer feast.

Learn how to cook clams fast for any recipe.


Make sure to immediately unwrap them at home, so they can breathe, and store them in a cool area.


Just before cooking, soak your clams for 20 minutes in fresh water. As the clams breathe they filter water. When the fresh water is filtered, the clam pushes salt water and sand out of their shells. After 20 minutes, the clams will have cleaned themselves of much of the salt and sand they have collected. Instead of pouring the clams and water into a strainer, pull the clams out of the water. Sand has sunk to the bottom of the bowl; pouring the water into a strainer will pour it back over the clams.


Once the clams have been soaked, use a firm brush and scrub off any additional sand, barnacles, or other oceanic attachments.

Now, it’s time to cook! Try these seasonal recipes with clams with your family.


Simple Clams & Garlic with White Wine by Savory Sweet Life

Linguine with Herb Broth & Clams from Bon Appetit

Or learn about the health benefits of clams with Fairway’s Dr. Carlon Colker.

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