Fresh Clams: Littleneck clams are the smallest and most flavorful hard shell clams available. They are salty and slightly chewy and are the clam of choice for most clam recipes. Clams are a very healthy food, and can be prepared in a variety of ways such as soups, stews or casseroles. Littleneck clams can also be steamed or served on the half shell with a cup of hot melted butter. Other methods of preparing will give equally tasty results. All clams are freshly harvested from private beds on Maryland's and Virginia's eastern shore.