What is a Razor Clam?

Razor clams are so called because their shape resembles a cut-throat razor.  They are typically collected by hand and MSC certified. Razor Clams are usually available all year round, but are most abundant in the Autumn and Winter months. Razor Clams give a scent of British beaches! The meat at the foot of a Razor Clam is chewy, with a sand-like feel.

The centre area of meat provides a sweeter, shellfish like taste and is slightly green in colour.  At the tip of the Razor Clam is where the whiter, softer meat is found. The taste gives a sharp tang.

Latin name

Siliqua Patula

Seasonality

Razor Clams are available all year round but are most abundant in the Autumn and Winter months.

Alternatives

Alternative suggestions to Razor Clams would be Cockles or Mussel.