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Feb 18, 2011 04:48 AM

Razor Clams?

I saw razor clams prepared on (of all places) channel 7 news "The Dish" last night and now I'm somewhat obsessed. Any ideas where I can buy these? Metro West would be nice, but I'm guessing I'm more likely to find them in Boston. Also, if I do manage to find them, any "secrets" about cooking them? I hear they are very sandy? Thanks!

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  1. No specific suggestions, but you might try calling any of the usual suspects for good seafood in the area, such as New Deal or Courthouse in Cambridge. Also, at the risk of going slightly off-topic, check out the New York Times online for some recipes. They did an article about razor clams this week, which may have been the impetus for what you saw on TV.

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    1. re: PinchOfSalt

      Adding onto the "usual suspects," I'd add Asian markets with decent fish sections to your search. H-Mart in Burlington maybe? Not to familiar with metrowest, so I don't know what your options are.

      3 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA 01803

      1. re: emannths

        H-Mart does regularly carry them. They looked pretty fresh last time I was there but I didn't get them so I can't really attest to their actual quality.

    2. FWIW, Ming Market in the South End and CMart both carry it. No clue how fresh/good it is there though..they were alive (out of their shells looking for sand to burrow in).

      They taste more like calamari when cooked (i.e., as opposed to a regular clam texture)...Island Creek Oyster Bar has an appetizer of them that's well done...

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      1. re: Spike

        Peach Farm has them sometimes.

        Peach Farm
        4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

        1. re: Spike

          Had the ICOB version recently, very nice. Erbaluce does a fantastic version as well.

          69 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116

        2. For MW I'd try Capn Mardens in Wellesley.

          1. Neptune often has them.

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