I have three pounds of clean, shelled razor clams from Seattle sitting in my freezer and I'm itching to use them. The only problem is that I have no idea what to do with them! Though, I've seen and heard about razor clams on the blogs, I've never been up close and personal with them before, much less cooked with them. Also, as far as I know, I've never actually eaten razor clams either. So, I turn to you, dear readers, for help.
What should I make with my razor clams?
After a little research, I've discovered that Pacific razor clams (Siliqua patula), is a species of large edible marine bivalve mollusk in the family Cultellidae, found along the beaches of the Pacific West Coast from eastern Alaska down to California. They are considered highly desirable among clam aficionados, and are greedily collected by both commercial and recreational harvesters. Thousands of people flock to the beach when the razor clam season opens each year in hopes of scoring these marvelous mollusks!
(Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
I've read that razor clams are exceptionally meaty and can be prepared a variety of different ways, from deep fried to chowders to pasta. I just can't decide what to do! Who knows when I'll ever have the opportunity to find razor clams again. I want to make something absolutely fabulous with them!
Here's where you come in. Leave me your ideas and recipe suggestions for preparing my razor clams in the comments by midnight EDT on Friday, June 19. You can either type your recipe there, or leave me a link. My trusted sous chefs and I will evaluate each entry and choose our favorite based on originality, availability of ingredients and ease of preparation.
(Trusted Sous Chefs)
The winning entry will win one of these:
It's an accutec, razor-sharp, double-sided, acid-etched bladed Cuisipro Fine Rasp Grater. It is the perfect kitchen tool for grating citrus zest, Parmesan cheese, garlic, nutmeg and cinnamon. If you don't have one - you NEED one! If you do have one - it makes a great gift!
So, what are you waiting for?
GO FIND ME A GREAT RECIPE FOR THOSE RAZOR CLAMS!!!
Thank you very much!