Diamond Shell Clams
Harvested from the 3 to 5 metre surf zone, the Diamond Shell is naturally full of plump meat, yielding 28-35% meat to shell. The Diamond Shell clam has a beige coloured shell with a rich, deep coloured meat and white tongue. With a mild, sweet ocean flavour and a crisp texture, the Diamond Shell is great to a broad range of preparations – both raw and cooked.
Taste Profile The Diamond Shell is characterised by its sweet, fresh sea spray aroma and clean ‘wild ocean’ flavour. When cooked, the clam exhibits a fresh fragrant scent of seaweed with a rich, buttery flavour with a light nutty aftertaste.
Grades The Diamond Shell is available live (in most markets), Blanch Chilled, Frozen Whole or IQF Frozen High Pressure Pasturised Meat. Large 45mm + approximately 12-25 pieces per kg Small <45mm approximately 25-50 pieces per kg
Region: New Zealand