Geoduck pronounced “gooey duck” is a type of edible clam which can stretch out its “neck” or siphon up to 1 metre long.
It is the largest burrowing clam in the world and dare I say has a certain “phallic” appearance to it~~
To be honest, I didn’t know Geoduck existed until yesterday afternoon when mum went to the sea market to get some clams for seafood pasta.
She also purchase some Diamond clams, and Surf clams.
At first I thought the Geoduck itself would make a big and hearty meal, but realised after watching mum preparing it that the majority of the clam was consisted of the inedible stomach, and therefore after processing we are only left with a small portion of the clam which is edible. 😮
On the left side of the tray is the edible part of Geoduck after cleaning.
The Diamond clam (left) has a sweet and crunchy taste to it whereas the Surf clam (right) is a lot bigger and has a crunchy, and a bit more chewy taste to it.
The Geoduck has two main edible parts to it, the belly meat (top), and the siphon (bottom).
The belly meat was sweet and tender, while the siphon was very crunchy and chewy~~
Overall, all the clams had a high level of “sweetness” and made wonderful ingredients for the seafood pasta last night! 😀