Wild Diamond Shell Surf Clams from New Zealand (500g)
Sustainable wild diamond shell surfer clams from New Zealand. These clams are characterized by their sweet, fresh sea spray aroma, clean ‘wild ocean’ flavor, and crisp texture. Suitable for a broad range of preparation methods. When cooked, the clam exhibits a fresh, fragrant scent of seaweed, with a rich, buttery flavor and a discreet nutty aftertaste. Each bag contains around 500g (1.1lbs) which is just a handful. The bag is resealable and the clams are individually frozen.
These clams are harvested in the clean 3-5 meter surf zone and are packed full of juicy meat, boasting a 28-35% meat to shell ratio. They are harvested using an environmentally friendly and responsible technique. Both the clams and the water are tested regularly to ensure there is no contamination.
Because these are wild clams, they do eat a variety of other smaller fish from the ocean including small shrimp, shellfish, and crustaceans. The inside of the clams may contain any of these.
|Weight||Approx. 500g (1.1lbs.)|
|Serves||Serves 2-4 depending on the recipe|
Shipping & Handling
|Shipping||Shipping and delivery is frozen|
|Handling||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)|
|Defrosting Time||In the fridge: approx. 12h
In ice-water: not recommended
|Cooking Method||Grilled, fried, broiled, roasted, steam. When cooking, use fast, high-heat preparations or long, slow-cooked preparations to ensure the meat is soft, sweet, and full-flavored|
|Expiration||Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Consume within 2 days and cook thoroughly
|Also known as||Surf clams, shellfish, triangle shell clam|
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|Package size||26 x 15 x 6cm (10.2" x 5.9" x 2.4")|
|Nutritional Values||Based on 100g portion size
- of which are saturated: 0.1g
- of which are sugars 0.3g
|Health Certification||Click here to view|
About Cloudy Bay Clams
✔ Pioneered the industry of harvesting surf clams along the clean coast of New Zealand
✔ Family-owned business started by Ant Piper in 1990, and carried on by his son Isaac and family
✔ "Friend of the Sea" certified outlining their effort and continuous commitment to sustainability
✔ Practiced and developed harvesting techniques through extensive research to ensure clams reach the market in perfect condition
At A Glance
|Farming Method||"Winnowing clam rake"|
|Traceability||100% traceable from ocean to table
Translated from Japanese: When frozen by hand, the shellfish dehydrate and lose in volume, but the quick freezing process makes them plump and fluffy.
Unfortunately, the size, firmness of the meat, and gentle flavor of the shellfish are not as good as those produced in Japan, but they’re very convenient for casual, everyday use. Since good quality natural clams are not readily available these days, I’m very thankful to be able to enjoy them every day.
Translated from Japanese: Is it a little different from clams? A significant amount of small crustaceans emerged from the inside. Good soup stock came out.
Translated from Japanese: These are very nice clams.
They’re convenient because they’re frozen so you can use exactly as much as you like.
I made Bouillabaisse and it was delicious.
My wife enjoys these a lot. We usually cook them in a simple soup with ginger, garlic and scallions. The strong taste and large size of these clams might be even better suited to high temperature stir-frying.
Translated from Japanese: I made paella with mussels and clams. It was very delicious.