Category Archive: Shellfish like clams and/or mussels

Zuppa di Mare (Seafood Soup)

I make this soup all the time.  It has all of my husband’s favorite things in it and, as an added extra bonus, it is not very “fishy” tasting.

Grilled Mussels and Clams

I think mussels and clams must be my husband’s favorite food.  I swear he requests them all the time.  I like them also, but only in an appetizer portion.  I’d also need a… Continue reading

Clam Chowder Verde

Oyster, Fennel, and Bacon Chowder

This recipe is by Chef Cory Schreiber, Wildwood Restaurant and Bar, Portland, Oregon.  It is very similar to a clam chowder, except, duh, it has oysters.

Light Clam Chowder

This recipe comes from Executive Chef/Vice President of Food Operations Rick Vellante, Legal Sea Foods, Boston, Massachusetts.  This version is lighter because is is made with fish stock rather than cream.  

Manhattan Clam Chowder

My husband has always preferred New England-style Clam Chowder (traitor).  But he tried the Manhattan type once when we went to Red Lobster, and loved it!  We had such a good meal that… Continue reading


For some reason many people seem to be afraid to try mussels, but yet want to try mussels.  If you can get them fresh you are in business.  Fresh mussels offer many of… Continue reading