June 8, 2015
Gourmet Pigs: Gloucester-based Matlaw's Stuffed Clams for Grilling Season
Monday, June 8, 2015
Gloucester-based Matlaw's Stuffed Clams for Grilling Season
In New England, summer and grilling season shouldn't just mean burgers and hot dogs ... but New England seafood! I recently got sent some stuffed clams from Matlaw's, a seafood company based in Gloucester, MA that was started in 1950s and got popular because of their stuffed clams (they call them "stuffies").
The stuffies are pre-packed and sold at grocery stores in the area. There are multiple flavors available including chorizo stuffed clams, bacon and cheese stuffed clams, chili lime and more. I tried the classic New England style which was a blend of golden breadcrumbs, chopped clams, minced celery, red and green peppers, and sprinkled with paprika and parsley.
These clams are really easy to make, just unwrap them and grill them or pop them in the oven (at 450F degrees) for 30 minutes! They're convenient and quite tasty, they'll definitely be crowd-pleasers at your next gathering.
They are also only around 100 calories each and are surprisingly low sodium. Plus, even though they're sold at major stores, if you're a Bostonian then you're still shopping local since Gloucester is only less than an hour away.