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Razor clam ideas

k
kcCentralME May 9, 2012 02:45 PM

Just impulse bought a pound of fresh east coast razor clams. Pan fried them last time. Any other good quick ideas? They're on the menu for tonight once I stop binging on soft shell crabs.

  1. sunshine842 May 10, 2012 01:25 AM

    Scrub them and throw them on the grill. Eat them when they open -- add a squeeze of lemon if you really feel the need.

    They're hard to find and wonderfully delicious when you do -- do mess with 'em!

    1. f
      fourunder May 10, 2012 01:05 AM

      I like them the way they are served at my favorite Chinese restaurant......in Black Bean Sauce.

      1. eight_inch_pestle May 10, 2012 12:55 AM

        To combine elements of the first two posts---fine suggestions both: James Beard's Oregon razor clam chowder.

        1. j
          jpc8015 May 10, 2012 12:11 AM

          When I was a kid we used to get Pacific razor clams. We would dredge them in well seasoned flour and put them in a very hot pan with a good amount of oil. They only take a minute or two per side to cook.

          1. f
            fledflew May 9, 2012 03:14 PM

            Chowder, although it might not be worth it if you only have one pound.
            Maybe a pasta? You could cook them like steamers with whatever flavorings and aromatics.
            The fritters mentioned above sound great..

            1. g
              GH1618 May 9, 2012 02:57 PM

              I like James Beard's clam fritters with Pacific razors. It should be about the same with Eastern razors.

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