Razor Clam - Ensis arcuatus (Eastern Razor Clam)

Shellfish  << Razor Clam

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Razor Clam,  Ensis arcuatus  (Eastern Razor Clam)


Cape Cod to Prince Edward Island


Year-round, dictated by tides

Method of Capture:

Hand Rake

Sustainability Consideration:

These clams are dug up by hand in small commercial fisheries with little impact on the environment.

Size Range:

3 to 6 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Sweet, buttery, rich clam flavor with a tender, delicate texture that has a slight chew

Cooking Tips:

serve raw, grill in the shell, broil with herbs & breadcrumbs