Razor Shell

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The razor clams have a firm texture and a delicate and slightly sweet flavor, with a slight touch of the sea. They can be cooked in many different ways, either grilled, in stews or in rice dishes. It is important to keep in mind that razor clams are very sensitive to heat, so it is advisable to cook them over low heat and remove them from the heat as soon as they open to prevent them from drying out.


Razor clams are mollusks with an elongated and flat shape characterized by a very hard and resistant shell. They have a firm texture and a delicate, slightly sweet flavor. They are highly appreciated in gastronomy for their exquisite flavor and versatility in the kitchen.

Despite their average size, they can reach up to 20 centimeters in length. They have a shell formed by two valves joined by a hinge. They belong to the Solenidae family and there are different species of razor clams all over the world, although the most appreciated in gastronomy are the Galician razor clams.

Medium size

10 to 15 cm


Bivalve mollusks

Scientific name

Ensis ensis (Linnaeus,1758)
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