ITT I make New England Clam Chowder.

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  1. Scott

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    It was hot so I spent the day up to my neck in cold water with a snorkel mask and pitch fork. The result is a shitload of sea clams.

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    Whatever happened to manhattan clam chowder
     
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    hope you have a lot of cum
     
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    nice
     
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    too bad ec went to bed
     
  7. Scott

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    These are different from what most people are used to. You can't eat the belly like steamer clams or mussels. They are what they use to make clam strips. That's why when you get fried clams the strips are cheaper than whole clams. One of these clams could make a whole order of strips. To put it into perspective:

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    Howard would like them. They are big and thick as a soda can.

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    fuckers are huge
     
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    It takes all my strength to pry them out of the sand with a pitchfork. It's especially hard because of the buoyancy. You push down and your body floats up.
     
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    First I take four potatoes.

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    We always got them at low tide when I was a lil' guy in Alaska but I don't remember any that big.
     
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    Peel and cube them.
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    And set them aside.
     
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    different type I suppose
     
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    Beer can thick clam
     
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    You probably got steamers. You actually dig them out of the muck. These live in sand about a foot deep in the water. Even at low tide I'm up to my chest in water. You bang on the ground with the handle of the rake or pitch fork. You'll see a hole open up that looks like a butthole in porn when they pull out and it stays open for a few seconds. Locals call it volcanos but I think my description is more accurate. Then you dig them up. I can tell how big it is by the size of the volcano. If it is small I don't even bother digging. 5" is the legal minimum size.
     
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    no one eats that red swill
     
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    Now the fun part. Shucking the clams. This is a bitch when they're this big. I've done it with little necks and I can do 48 little necks faster and easier than 8 sea clams. They are very strong and put up a fight and of course if you fuck up you can lose a digit.

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    This.
     
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    This got me aroused.

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    By the way, I used my phone for these pics and it's a pain in the ass especially when you have clam juice all over your hands so forgive my shitty photography. Shucking clams is a bitch and it's even worse when you have to stop and take pictures.