Clams

"Cockles & mussels" and many more

Molly Malone - what a dear girl. But was she even trying? From the humble winkle (we confess, a mollusc rather than a clam) to the stellar king scallop, we present a galaxy of visual and gastronomic delight.

"Cockles & mussels" and many more Molly Malone - what a dear girl. But was she even trying? From the humble winkle (we confess, a mollusc rather than a clam) to the stellar king scallop, we... read more »
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Clams

"Cockles & mussels" and many more

Molly Malone - what a dear girl. But was she even trying? From the humble winkle (we confess, a mollusc rather than a clam) to the stellar king scallop, we present a galaxy of visual and gastronomic delight.

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Dived king scallops
Dived king scallops
We buy all of our hand dived scallops from Scotland. They can be seasonal as the divers struggle to get out frequently during the winter, this in turn slows supply and shoots the price up in the off season. Luckily for you, we try and...
From £10.50
Mussels - whole
Mussels - whole
Pasteurised in-the-shell mussels... make moules mariniere on a whim. Mussels are very successfully farmed these days, but there’s a very wide range of quality. We favour larger mussels with less fragile shells. Now there’s a thing about...
From £7.80
Winkles
Winkles
Winkles are a simple and stylish dish and surprisingly popular. (By the way, the proper name is periwinkle.) These winkles have been cooked before freezing, but you can reheat them briefly. Apply your winklepicker (commonly known as a...
From £7.30
King scallops with coral
King scallops with coral
For several years, we have stocked only dived scallops (that means your scallops were collected by a wetsuit-clad diver who was an eco-hero), but the price premium has grown alarmingly. So we now offer both. Here’s an independent account...
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Whelks
Whelks
The whelk is famously reckoned to be an aphrodisiac, but it’s possible this is a canny marketing strategy dreamt up by whelk fishermen. Either way, you get a serious piece of meat offering a rewarding chew (and no shell - you just get...
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Mussels - half shell
Mussels - half shell
From New Zealand, also known as green lip mussels owing to the emerald tinge along the shell edge. These mussels come attached to one of the two sides of their shell, which makes a convenient carrier for all sorts of toppings - we...
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Carpetshell clams / palourdes
Carpetshell clams / palourdes
In France, this is the famous palourde and in Portugal and Spain, the ameijoa or almeja. It looks pretty nondescript, but gourmets (rightly!) regard it as one of the best small clams. About the size of a cockle, but with an appreciably...
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Meretrix clams
Meretrix clams
These are cockle-sized clams are from Viet Nam and they are a passable alternative to Venus clams. Surf clams are reasonably priced, quite meaty and very popular. They come in two versions: with both shells or with one shell removed,...
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Oysters - shelled
Oysters - shelled
Not quite the real, live, heavenly thing, but not quite as inconvenient, either. Perfect for kaki furai or Oysters Rockefeller (but we do sell those ready-prepared). Or slip these oysters into a fish pie or a steak and kidney pudding....
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Oyster shells
Oyster shells
These are cleaned and matched cup-shaped oyster shells. Perfect for serving oysters and many other items. Estimated sizes - S: 8-10 cms, M: 10-12cms L: 11-14 cms. Please note that the outside of an oyster shell is made up of very thin...
£5.20
Razorshell clams
Razorshell clams
Razors are little blighters to catch, but well worth the effort, as you get a lot of sweet-tasting meat inside. They are simplicity itself to prepare, following the directions on our pack. These are raw - defrost and treat just like...
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Abalone
Abalone
The shell of the abalone (it rhymes with baloney by the way, and is also known as ormer) is a nondescript grey-brown outside but with a fabulous mother of pearl inside. You will keep it forever. New Zealand Blue Abalone: These stunning...
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