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Golden Mahogany clams

Sarah Nov 6, 2007 05:46 PM

on sale for 1.99/lb at Lucky's -- what are they? Has anyone tried them? Do I dare?

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    oPerrin Nov 6, 2007 06:07 PM

    Sounds like a branding of a standard ocean quahog. Quick comparison of types and cooking instructions (including the mahogany) below.

    http://www.chow.com/ingredients/564

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      johnygail Nov 11, 2007 07:38 PM

      Hi...my wife and I just bought some $1.99/lb mahogany clams from Lucky's and cooked them in the traditional "steamed clams" recipe style. They are from the New England coast and are beautiful in color and very fresh...all were closed tight and smelled fresh as sea water. They are a little larger than the manila clams but very tasty. The only issue we encountered was that they had a fair amount of "sand" in them. We should have soaked them in salt water containing corn meal for two hours before cooking them so that they would have "purged" the sand from their digestive tracts.....we would buy them again and cook them the same way...saute finely chopped, shallots, garlic, onion and parsley in sweet butter with salt, pepper, lemon juice and dry white wine. Have a fresh bagette and sweet butter ready to sopp up the nectar....enjoy....!

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        Sarah Nov 11, 2007 07:42 PM

        Thank you -- hope they still have some!

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          kungful Nov 11, 2007 08:21 PM

          If they don't,
          I just saw some this morning at the Pleasanton 99 Ranch
          I think they were 2.99/lb

          1. re: Sarah
            baron45 Nov 12, 2007 06:24 PM

            Went to the Lucky on Sloat Blvd and they were out. They did have alot of NY Steak for $3.99 / lb.

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              johnygail Nov 14, 2007 06:12 PM

              NY Sreak...was it bone in or boneless...? Also I see they feature USDA Choice....good news

              1. re: johnygail
                baron45 Nov 15, 2007 01:06 PM

                Some had bones, some didn't. Each pack had 3 or 4 steaks.

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