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Amandes de mer in a sieve and on white surface

Amandes de mer / Dog cockles

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The French are so much more poetic about food than us. Amande is French for almond, and the name Amande de Mer literally means almond of the sea. And that’s precisely what you can taste in this quite large clam (about three times the size of a cockle). So what do we Brits call it? Wait for it... the dog-cockle. Well, dog cockle or amande de mer, it has a smooth shell with exciting orange and purple flashes and is quite a good looker. Cook amandes / dog cockles like any other clam. Watch our video about clams.

PLEASE NOTE: Live clams open when you cook them. This is because the heat relaxes the muscle, pushing the clam open. These clams were alive and kicking when they were frozen, but as they are now dead, some probably won't open, because the muscle won't register the heat. You can pry them open with a blunt knife. The ones that don't open are safe to eat. 


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