In Rhode Island, baked stuffed clams are called "stuffies." This recipe is extra-savory, thanks to the addition of the Portuguese smoke-cured pork sausage linguica, which is flavored with garlic and paprika. It is very popular in Rhode Island and other New England states, long home to Portuguese communities.
Living food editor Jennifer Aaronson's take on Rhode Island clam chowder is brightened by torn fresh basil leaves, added just before serving. Unlike cream- or tomato-based chowders, the Rhode Island version has a clear broth to showcase the briny best in the clams.