Clams - Purple Savory Clams
Clams - Purple Savory Clams
Clams - Purple Savory Clams
Clams - Purple Savory Clams
5 lb bag

Purple Savory Clams

Regular price $ 49.00

Also known as varnish, mahogany, or just plain old “purple clams,” these clams are gorgeous, plump, and juicy. Unless you find an albino clam, expect dramatic purple shells. Also be prepared for the occasional tiny (and delicious) pea crab.  (If you have a crab allergy, these are not the clams for you!)

Savory clams are meatier than our manila steamer clams and softer in texture... they're more like a mussel than a clam. Flavor wise, they're incredibly rich and satisfying - think of them as the proscuitto of the sea. They have thinner shells than manilas, meaning that, pound for pound, they feed more people. They flash open when exposed to heat, so if you like a fully-cooked clam, steam them for an additional minute or two once they open. Savories can be subbed into any steamed clam or mussel preparation, and they're fabulous in stews and chowders.

These 5 pound bags serve 5 to 6 people as a main dish or 8 to 10 people as an appetizer.

Here's a link to some of our favorite recipes - we particularly love the savory clams in this delicious seafood stew. For more clam handling tips, check out our clam guide.

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Remember that consuming raw or undercooked shellfish increases the risk of foodborne illness.  

WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including cadmium, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Q: Why am I seeing this warning?

A: We give this warning to be double-dog sure we comply with the requirements of California's Prop 65. Read more about cadmium here.

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