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Fresh shiny verni clams

Verni clams

From £25.70 *
Frozen
France
Wild
Raw

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  • 501025

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) is about 1 inch wide; a 200g clam (XXL) is abour 2.5 inches wide. We reckon you’ll need about 350g for a good serving. The very largest verni - when available - clock in at over 150g each. That’s a huge clam by anyone’s standards and you’d only need two to make a pretty filling main course serving.

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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