The geoduck are here!

OlychickJune 13, 2012

I thought maybe some of you would enjoy this that just arrived from my local fish market...I might have to make this seviche.

Here is a link that might be useful: it's geoduck season

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dcarch7

Geoduck is about $40.00 a lb here in NY.

dcarch

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 11:41PM
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arley_gw

And, since the best way to start the day is to see a picture of a college student dressed up as a giant mollusc, at the link is the Evergreen State College mascot, the Geoduck, along with the inspiring fight song.

Here is a link that might be useful: geoduck fight song

    Bookmark   June 14, 2012 at 9:09AM
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bbstx

What do they taste like? What is the texture?

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 12:41PM
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jab65

Those kind of gross me out. On the water in front of my house we hae lots of "horse clams." Are they edible?

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 9:30PM
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jessicavanderhoff

I'm curious too. They look. . . well, vile, to be honest. But I hear so much about them; I'm intrigued.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 9:48PM
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annie1992

I've never had them or seen them here either. They're pretty ugly, but it sure wouldn't stop me from trying them!

How IS the texture?

Annie

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 10:16PM
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Olychick

They are large clams so have that flavor, but are mild. I've never cooked one at home but order them whenever I can in a restaurant. If the body is prepared correctly, it is very tender and delicious...hmmm...not unlike calamari. And like calamari it can be like eating a rubber hose if not handled correctly.

Apparently the neck is favored for Sushi and is a bit crunchy when eaten raw. I've not had it though.

Lots of people who harvest from their own or public beaches here grind them for fritters or chowder.

Jab65 where do you live? If the beach is free from contamination (meaning you get other seafood from it or otherwise know it is safe) then horse clams are edible. Here is a link I found about them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Horse clams as food

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 5:52PM
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jessyf

"Hey, is that a geoduck in your pocket or are you just happy sashimi?"

Got that from the link. Really.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 6:47PM
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jasdip

I forget what show it was on, but it showed him ripping the clam shells from the body (ouch, poor thing!!) and peeling the skin off. He then sliced the meat very thinly for sushi. He said it's prized meat for sushi. Aside from the obvious manlike appearance, I felt so sorry for it, since it was still alive when all this was going on.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 7:21PM
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Olychick

Jasdip, I hate that, too. I feel the same about live lobsters. I just cannot do it...that sound they make :-(

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 7:43PM
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jab65

Thanks for the info about the horse clams. I'm on the West side of Gig Harbor, extension of Carr Inlet. We've enjoyed manilla clams that are easy to dig. I don't know what it would take to get those horse clams out. They're big, with the large "collars" around them.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 11:21PM
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sooz

"Hey, is that a geoduck in your pocket or are you just happy sashimi?"
Jessy, that's HILARIOUS!!!!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 1:35AM
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