One of the favorite things that my husband and son and now older daughter like to do while we are on Cape Cod is to go clamming. They head out in the canoe (with permits at hand) at almost low tide and come back a couple hours later with buckets full of steamers, mussels, quahogs, and razor clams.  Of course the kids don’t like eating them, but love presenting the final product to the adults. We eat the smaller shell fish steamed, I usually chop up an onion and a couple garlic gloves, add a can of beer and equal water to the bottom of the pot. Then the bigger (too chewy to eat steamed) shell fish I steam, chop up, and make into this New England Clam Chowder (or Chowdah) recipe.

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