Ive been told that in Boston they serve up big buckets of mussels, not sure if this is right or not, is this a starter or entree.
Yankee lobster in the seaport district.
OOOOO fab-u-lous. Thanks for that have just looked them up , mmmmm scallops, lobster crabs, ooo im in heaven, well I will be, hehe
Mussels are on many menus around the city. In fact I found 303 listing on Menu pages when I put mussels into the search a food box.
Buckets of mussels I have not seen as of yet except in a favorite dockside place in Portland Maine. Some of my favorite mussel dishes around here are the mussels and fries at at Central Kitchen in Cambridge, the Cozze Piccanti at Antico Forno in the North End, and the thai steamed mussels at Chili Duck in the Back Bay.
I first fell in love with mussels eating them at The Daily Catch.
Mussels have increased in popularity and are on more restaurant menus. Though they grow here in abundance, European culinary influence made them more popular here.
For something uniquely regional, that you won't find all over the U.K. and Europe (or even elsewhere in the U.S.), try a big bucket of steamer clams. "Steamers" are a soft shell, oblong, long necked clam and quite different from round, hard shell clams. They have a fabulous, slightly sweet ocean flavor. Ask your server to show you how to eat them, or watch others. They are much pricier than mussels, but they are quite special and delicious.
Not every steamed clam is a "steamer" (also known as an "Ipswich clam"). You'll rarely find them on the menu unless it's a regional seafood restaurant. Steaming the round, hard shelled cherrystone clam is also popular in the area, but it's not the same. Ask if youo're unsure which is being offered.
steamers are indeed the local delicacy. My siblings around the country, crave them (you can only get them here). It's practically all my brother eats when he comes home for a visit (he lives in Oregon). For some strange reason, I loathe the taste of clams myself. My wife, who is from Italy, much prefers mussels, and orders them whenever she sees them on the menu. Mussels were not traditionally eaten in New England because we used to dump raw sewage into the ocean (apparently we didn't worry about the effect this would have on clams). As far as I know most mussels we see here to eat are from Prince Edward Island.
I agree.,definitely try steamers. They are really a treat..
Well Ive never had clams, but might try them.