Clam pizza. It’s a real thing, thanks to Frank Pepe.
So, our RI-style family chowder is made with lots of chopped clams and clam juice, onion, celery, and potatoes, but no dairy. As my weight-conscious mother often asked rhetorically, “Who needs all that cream?”
Summer flounder (aka fluke) is a popular and not too expensive fish in Rhode Island. The filets have a soft, delicate, sweet flesh that cooks easily and quickly in a little melted butter topped with cracker crumbs, and are best with simple sides of boiled Rhode Island potatoes and green peas.
Ceviche is a perfect example that simple is best. No need for added fancy ingredients. Let the fresh fish shine.
Homemade Rhode Island Clam Stuffies are loaded with chopped clams and fantastic with a cold glass of white wine.
Pork with potatoes and clams is a classic Portuguese dish that feels right at home in Rhode Island. This Cheater Chef version includes cooking the pork butt in a slow cooker.