All About Clams

John has a couple of favourite clam digging spots that are sure bets – one on the south shore and one on the north shore! 

Depending on the tide, the time of day, and the wind direction, clams can be dug most days on PEI.  Tides on the north shore of the Island vary from the tides on the south shore.  Once the tide is low, it’s time to hit the beach with shovel and bucket in hand and go digging.

The soft shell clams of Prince Edward Island have been a source of food of the Mi’Kmaq (sometimes pronounced Migmog) first nation’s people for centuries.  These clams have a sweet salty taste and can be steamed and eaten right out of the shell.  They can also be shelled and preserved for future meals.  A clam linguine w/ your favourite sauce is a favourite to many as well.

You can take your clams with you or head to a favourite spot of John’s and cook them  right on the spot.  Fresh bread, potato salad and a nice berry pie and it’s the perfect picnic!  Or, as the locals say “a nice feed of clams”.

 

Video re shellfish

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2007/11/18/travel/20071118_PEI_FEATURE.html?ref=travel

 

Time: 3 hrs.

Cost:  $79pp min 2 people 

           $69pp for 4 – 6.

           Children under 12 half price.

           Children under 6 FREE!

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