That is a basic food in your area, isn't it?
Only recently I found out that I actually know this dish; I was talking with Ghost
over on Flukie
s board and happened to describe how I steamed some clams -in the way we do here- and ranted on about how I had never even tasted a clam chowder, which was something I thought sounded just heavenly.
Turns out Ghost
identified my recipe as being indistinguishable from that of a clam chowder
(Except; here we serve the clams (or mussels as it were) in their shells and the liquid as a dipping sauce for some bread.)