Geoduck clams (Panopea generosa) are native to the Pacific Northwest US and are the largest clam species, renowned for their massive siphons that protrude from their shells. The clams are so big that their shells do not close completely (so they’re considered a soft-shell clam).
Geoducks are unique in that they offer two very different types of meat in a single clam. The siphon has a very mild flavor and a crisp, crunchy texture that is prized in Japanese cuisine (where it is known as mirugai) for use in sushi & sashimi. The body meat (aka breast meat), which is a half-moon shape around the opening in the clam’s shell, has a stronger clam flavor & a more typical clam texture. It is typically cooked in chowders, stir fry, etc.
Shipping Note: Geoduck clams are often harvested to order, so providing at least a day of extra notice can help ensure your order ships on time.