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Chocolate Clam

Chocolate Clams

An exotic Mexican clam named for the color of its shell and often referred to as “Baja’s seafood candy”


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Enjoyed by notable chefs including Richard Blais and Rick Bayless, chocolate clams or almejas chocolatas are often referred to as “Baja’s seafood candy”. Named for the brown color of its shell, the meaty Mexican chocolate clam is one of the largest West Coast bivalves, reaching up to six inches across. It is found in and around in Mexico in coastal lagoons from Magdalena Bay south along the Pacific side of Baja, throughout the Sea of Cortez, and along the coast of the mainland to Guatemala. Chocolate clams are equally delicious raw or cooked. If serving chilled on the half shell, an escabeche-style topping or bit of citrus and hot sauce work nicely. If you prefer to cook your clams, try these roasted, grilled, or Loreto-style: baked with a layer of Monterey Jack cheese, garlic, chipotle and butter. You can also use the meat for soups, stews, pastas, and salads, or as an ingredient in your favorite ceviche recipe. We ship our chocolate clams frozen in the shell. Each portion is 1 lb, which is 4-5 clams.

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