Western Razor Clam - Ensis arcuatus

Shellfish  <<  Western Razor Clam

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Western Razor Clam,  Ensis arcuatus


Washington to Alaska


Early spring

Method of Capture:

Hand Rake

Sustainability Consideration:

These clams are dug up by hand in small commercial fisheries, resulting in little impact.

Size Range:

4 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, steam, or grill in the shell, broil with herbs & breadcrumbs