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Where can I buy Whelks in Boston / Cambridge, and how to prepare them at home?

fr1p Aug 13, 2009 11:50 AM

Hi all,

I have a friend coming in from overseas who has requested some new england Whelks for dinner.

What are whelks? http://www.okeefes.org/Whelks/Whelks.htm

Anyway, apparently they are actually exported from here to -all- over the world, but for some reason they are not popular in the USA.

Does anyone know where I can buy fresh Whelks locally? And once I have them, how can I prepare them at home? I hear you have to cook them very slowly.

Please help me Obi-Won-K-Chow-Hounds, you're my only hope(s)!

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  1. Prav RE: fr1p Aug 13, 2009 12:08 PM

    Super 88 usually has it in the seafood area... I know sometimes places mislabel it as conch.

    1. ScubaSteve RE: fr1p Aug 13, 2009 12:25 PM

      C-Mart in CTown had them last week.

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        Taralli RE: fr1p Aug 13, 2009 12:31 PM

        Go to Home Cooking Board for preparation.

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