Razor clams marinière

razor clams marinière

Razor Clams are from the same family as mussels and clams. They have a similar flavour but a firmer texture like squid. They are cooked the same way as mussels but they are mostly diced before serving in chowders or other mixed seafood recipes.

Razor clams are fabulous! They live buried in the sand in shallow waters where they can be harvested at low tide. If you don’t have time to harvest them yourself, make sure to buy them fresh and alive. They are usually tied together in a bunch with a little of the flesh “overflowing” the shell. Once you touch them they will “reduce” and go back into their shell.

The cooking technique is similar to mussels. The process for razor clams marinière is quick to prevent the clams becoming rubbery. It is recommended to wash them in salted water before the cooking process starts. The entire clams are almost completely edible, only the intestine needs to be removed once the shellfish are opened. It is easy to recognise since this is the black part of the cooked clam.

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razor clams marinière

Razor clams marinière

Razor clams are fabulous! The cooking technique is similar to mussels. The process is quick to prevent the clams becoming rubbery.
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetisers & Starters, Fish & Seafood
Cuisine French, International
Servings 4 people
Calories 117 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)



  • Sauté the shallots and garlic in butter over medium heat until translucent.
    sautéing garlic and shallots
  • Place the razor clams in the cooking pot, add the white wine, the seasoning, and increase the heat to high and cook the shellfish with the lid on.
    add razor clams to the cooking pot
  • The steam will cook and open the shells after 3-4 minutes. Give the pan a good shake every now and then.
    razor clams marinière
  • Add the parsley and serve right away.
    razor clams marinière

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 9gFat: 6gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 342mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 528IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg
Keyword clams, marinière, mussels, razor clams
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