Razor Clams au Gratin

Razor clams, also known as  bamboo clams and American jackknife clams, are not regularly on our menu but when they are freshly available, we can’t ignore them! They originate from America, but they also have been introduced in Asia and Europe where they are still rare but very much appreciated.

add cheese to razor clams before gratinating

These fleshy clams have texture and flavour, and they fit into any menu from appetisers to main courses. We chose to keep it simple today and after cooking them marinière, we will gratin them with some grated Parmesan cheese.

No excuses, if you come across fresh razor clams on your next trip to the market or the fishmonger, don’t hesitate to get some of these delicious shells!

razor clams gratin

Razor Clams au Gratin

These fleshy clams have texture and flavour, and they fit into any menu from appetisers to main courses.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetisers & Starters, Fish & Seafood
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 132 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

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  • After cooking the razor clams marinière, remove them from the shell, remove the intestines and cut the meat into large pieces.
  • Bring the clam juice to a boil, add the parsley, coriander, dried chili and pepper and stir in the cold butter parcels, season to taste.
    sauce for razor clams
  • Add the razor clam meat into the sauce and coat them well.
    mix razor clams into the sauce
  • Arrange the clams and the sauce equally in the shells and grate the parmesan cheese on top.
    grate cheese to razor clams before gratinating
  • Place the clams under the grill until golden brown. Serve with fresh lemon wedges.
    razor clams gratin

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 12gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 229mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 558IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 146mgIron: 1mg
Keyword clams, gratin, razors
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