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Sep 23, 2007 05:52 PM

Geoduck Recipes?

Anyone have a good recipe for how to prepare geoduck?


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    1. has ALOT of geoduck recipes. The ones I've tried have been pretty darn good!

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      1. re: geoduck

        Hi i was wondering where you purchase your geoduck in Boston.

      2. The "clam strips" offered on many seafood menus are slices of geoduck, I've been told.

        1. I think geoduck tastes best raw...Sort of crunchy. I like it sliced thin dipped in korean spicy sauce (kochujang + garlic +vinegar + sugar + sesame seeds) with some thinly sliced daikon and green peppers. Yum!

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          1. re: soypower

            Ditto that.

            Geoduck sashimi when done correctly is sublime.

          2. My husband is a fish buyer at Tsukiji and he prepared it the other day as sashimi. Not sure but I think he had to pour hot water over it to peel it before slicing it. Great with only wasabi and soy sauce.

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            1. re: Yukari

              Yeah, gotta soak the trunk in hot water for about a 1 minute or so and then the skin will peel right off. Dunk in cold water afterwards to make sure you're not cooking the geoduck. Slice thin and enjoy.

              I've always been curious what people do with the liver and innards found inside the goeduck shell? I use it generally for making seafood stock. Wondering if you could chop it up and sautee it like you would with animal liver. Hmmm....

              1. re: ipsedixit

                Whatever you do, don't boil them too long!! Instructions here:

                1. re: geoduck

                  AAAhhh, now I get it.

                  I thought it was spelled differently. Haven't had them yet, but according to Barron's Food Lover's Companion, the neck can be cut or ground and used in chowders. The body meat, when sliced, pounded and sauteed, resembles abalone.

                  I can't believe, as a mollusk, it has a "liver". Are you sure it's not the stomach? And why do they spell it that way, yet pronounce it like "gooey", at least here in CA?

                  1. re: Phurstluv

                    Why is "GEOduck" pronounced "GOOEYduck"?

                    Well, why is "Know" pronounced "no"? Or "Thought" pronounced as "thot"?

                    1. re: Phurstluv

                      I've always understood that geoduck is a Native American word, and that's why the pronunciation. (EDITED: Just googled and a couple of references say "the name geoduck comes from the Nisqually Indian 'gwe-duk' meaning “dig-deep”).

                      I love geoduck served simply as sashimi, and fried is good too. Here's a couple of 9Lives' pics from our annual Chinese New Year dinner at Peach Farm Seafood in Boston's Chinatown. We always order it "two-ways", the siphon as sashimi, and the other part (the mantle?) salt and pepper fried.



                      1. re: Rubee

                        Is it possible to eat the belly? I've always read that it should be discarded, but I would think that it would taste just like steamer clam belly, especially if fried. Its a shame to waste it .....

                        1. re: EricMM

                          You can definitely eat the belly -- in fact, it provides a nice textural contrast to the rest of the geoduck.

                          Separate the belly and steam or deep fry it; while reserving the rest of the geoduck for sashimi.