Clams

Amande or dog cockle

Welcome to the wonderful world of clams. Mussels and cockles are the best-known clams and scallops probably the most revered. But there are thousands of other of which we sell a fair handful. Tiny meretrix clams are cheap as chips, the meat in giant cherrystones is usually well more than a mouthful. Razor clams also have plenty of meat, which is very sweet. Amande clams taste like almonds and verni are very posh indeed. We could go on, but this is just to get you started.

Welcome to the wonderful world of clams. Mussels and cockles are the best-known clams and scallops probably the most revered. But there are thousands of other of which we sell a fair handful.... read more »
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Clams

Amande or dog cockle

Welcome to the wonderful world of clams. Mussels and cockles are the best-known clams and scallops probably the most revered. But there are thousands of other of which we sell a fair handful. Tiny meretrix clams are cheap as chips, the meat in giant cherrystones is usually well more than a mouthful. Razor clams also have plenty of meat, which is very sweet. Amande clams taste like almonds and verni are very posh indeed. We could go on, but this is just to get you started.

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A bottle of clam juice
Clam juice
Clam juice is the broth made from steaming clams (it doesn’t contain clam meat). It’s unknown over here but is in every US supermarket, where they use it as a stock for cooking and also as a cocktail with tomato juice (’Clamato’ - a...
From £4.70
Cooked meretrix clams in a blue and white bowl
Meretrix clams
These cockle-sized clams are from Vietnam 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, leaving...
From £5.80
Half a dozen raw razorshell clams with lime
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...
From £7.50
Three cooked shelled cockles on a cocktail skewer
Cockles - shelled
You can’t beat the aroma of cockles... sweet and utterly unique - be they ever so humble, they sure are a wonderful eating experience. Ever tried them in an omelette? These are cooked and shelled cockles, ready to eat or re-heat....
From £8.50
On Offer
A cooked razor clam from a tin
Tinned razorshell clams
Tinned razorshell clams for your convenience. We sell them ’as caught’ in our clams section. But these are a Spanish delicacy - ’Navajas’ - small clams in a sardines-sized can. A can contains around 8 fish preserved in brine, without the...
From £10.00 £13.20
Live surf clams
Surf clams
A good-sized tasty clam in a smooth creamy shell. We buy these surf clams from either France or the UK. These Atlantic surf clams are a great option for cooking spaghetti vongole. Don't worry if not all of these clams open when you cook...
From £20.00
Amandes de mer in a sieve and on white surface
Amandes de mer / Dog cockles
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...
From £10.40
Cockles in brine in a remcan
Cockles in brine
No self-respecting seaside holiday - in the UK at any rate - is complete without a little plastic pot of cockles and a cocktail stick. Here’s the same thing to enjoy at home. Perhaps because the individual pieces are quite small, cockle...
From £7.40
Fresh shiny verni clams
Verni clams
The magnificent verni clam comes from France. They’re large, polished like no other clam (verni is French for varnished) and the taste is seriously gourmet. They don’t come cheap, but what a treat! Sizes a 70g clam (what we call large)...
From £25.70
An open cherrystone clam close up picture
Cherrystone clams
These are one of the largest clam species - it’s not unusual to find them 5 inches wide. Reflecting different sizes, they have a bewildering variety of names including quahog (’cohog’), cherrystone, littleneck and more. They’re native to...
From £15.30
On Offer
An arctic surf clam on a rice ball
Hokkigai - Arctic Surf Clams
An interesting addition to our sashimi range. These colourful clams look great included in any sashimi dish, and are a welcome change in flavour from the more mainstream sashimi. These clams have been blanched (boiled very briefly), and...
From £7.90 £9.90
On Offer
Warty Venus Clams
Warty Venus clams
Despite the spectacularly unattractive name, this is a pretty good clam. In France, it's known as the praire and generally considered to be on a par with the palourde. Often eaten raw, with just a squeeze of lemon juice. Has decent-sized...
From £20.90 £26.10
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