Take this simple Virginia Beach Seafood litmus test
Some dishes are just not “chain dishes”. Yes you may occasionally see these on the menu but I am referring to true seafood lovers dishes. In fact, go outside Virginia Beach, Chesapeake,Hampton Roads, and of course the Outer Banks for that matter and ask:
Do you know what Hatteras style clam chowder is?
If they say yes, ask them for a few characteristics to make sure they really are sure. A common answer should be the clear broth. Most will have no clue. This is good. Hatteras style clam chowder is a true locals seafood delight.
Without creams or thick red sauce, as in the case of Manhattan style, you better have some fresh clams in their since clams have to carry the flavor of the soup. A canned version of this, with processed clams, would probably not offer the deep rich flavors of authentic Hatteras style clam chowder
A Few Facts..
Here are some other facts about this iconic Outer Banks soup:
- The recipes are said to date back 200 years
- The soup originally consisted of clams, onions, bacon and potatoes
- The original four ingredients were used, because that is what locals would have had available to them pre refrigeration and pre 20th century
And it is on the Beach Pub menu
We look for true local recipes. We favor fresh seafood and fresh cooking. As the Outer Banks, as well as the waterways are adjacent to each other, is the perfect complement to our other fresh seafood offerings.
Come taste it at Beach Pub Seafood Restaurant in Virginia Beach for yourself
Tabb, K. (2014, December 18). Hatteras Island-Style Clam Chowder | Outer Banks Recipes. Retrieved October 04, 2017, from https://blog.carolinadesigns.com/2014/12/18/hatteras-island-style-clam-chowder/