Manila Clams

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Venerupis philippinarum

Characteristics

  • Product of B.C.
  • Fully purged making them a clean, grit-free premium product
  • All manila clam pack, i.e. contains no little neck clams
  • Harvest date and harvest area are listed on accompanying shellfish tag
  • Shipped live in vexar net 5 lb. bags

Handling & Storage

  • Shipped live – clams will die if left to sit in melted ice water
  • Store in non-airtight container in cooler, cover with a damp cloth
  • Discard any broken shells and open clams that do not close when lightly tapped
  • Minimum shelf life is 3 days from delivery
  • Keep the accompanying shellfish tags on file for 30 days

Seasonal Availability

Year-round

Flavour/Texture Profile

  • Moderate flavour
  • Medium texture

Cooking Tips

  • Clams are best steamed for 3-4 minutes or until open
  • Can be added to almost any dish, or served simply with bread in their own nectar
  • Recipe: Santa Fe Clam Chowder

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