Pen Shell - Pinna Rugosa (Pen Shell Clam/Scallop, Hacha China)

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Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Pen Shell,  Pinna Rugosa  (Pen Shell Clam, Pen Shell Scallop, Hacha China)


Sea of Cortez


Year-round, yet sporadic

Method of Capture:

Diver, Hand Rake

Sustainability Consideration:

Most shellfish reproduce at a fast rate. These are harvested using sustainable methods.

Size Range:

The meat is the size of a half-dollar.

Flavor and Texture:

Sweet, like a combination of both clam and scallop, with a firm, chewy texture

Cooking Tips:

cook in acid - a mainstay in ceviche, braise, bake, stew