The shellfish are live and blanched, still within their shells to maximise flavour and freshness. Harvesting techniques have developed from extensive research that ensures Cloudy Bay surf clams reach the market in perfect condition.
Within its hard exterior, the delicate surf clam needs to be treated gently when it is prepared. Mild seasoning and short cooking times will greatly enhance the subtle flavours and textures of this delicacy.
Au naturel or lightly steamed with a dash of lemon juice. Drizzled with melted butter.
Both methods can bring out the best in these tasty molluscs.