Purple Savory Clams
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!)
These 5 pound bags serve 4 to 5 people as a main dish or 7 to 8 people as an appetizer. For more clam handling tips, visit our FAQ page. Find recipes here. You can specify desired delivery date during checkout... please read our order guidelines for more info.
Love raw clams? Hold off until the winter! Vibrio, a naturally occurring salt water bacteria, proliferates in the summertime. Cooking the clams kills the bacteria and makes them safe to eat. We don't recommend eating raw clams in June, July, or August.
Remember that consuming raw shellfish increases the risk of foodborne illness.