Hama Hama is new this year to the BFM. Like Taylor, they carry fresh oysters (live and shucked) and clams, as well as tasty smoked oysters. When my friend picked up a pack of the Teriyaki Smoked Oysters, I asked her, "What will you do with them?" She gave me one of those you-have-to-ask? looks. "What else? Pop them like candy."
She also came away with two dozen live clams to whip up her own batch of chowder and provide moral support. Yes--as someone who had never before prepared shellfish, I needed moral support. Not only did C coach me through clam prep, she also called to say that, when she steamed her own open, one of the little guys had a crab inside!
Rather tasty! Pick up some clams this week and give it a try. If chowder isn't your thing, Hama Hama has a sheet of serving suggestions and recipes. Bon appetit.