Savory Clam - Nuttallia obscurata (Purple Varnish Clam)

Shellfish <<  Savory Clam

 Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Savory Clam,  Nuttallia obscurata  (Purple Varnish Clam)
 

Range:

Washington and Oregon

Seasonality:

Year-round

Method of Capture:

Farmed

Sustainability Consideration:

Farm raised shellfish has the added benefit to the environment of being filter feeders, contributing to water quality.

Size Range:

1 to 2 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Mild, sweet clam flavor with a delicate chew

Cooking Tips:

steam, braise, bake, sauté