Razor Clams in Brine (Navajas)
The razor clam is a bivalve characterised by its long, arched valves. It lives in shallow waters, burying itself vertically in the sand and leaving a characteristic marking on the surface, in the shape of an eight. These long slender clams have a rich flavour and firm texture, distinguishing them from most other clams. The biggest and best razor clams are selected and then through a purification process, the razor clams are cleaned and the sand removed. After several washes, the cans are packed manually using water and salt to enhance the natural taste of the clams.
We like them best lightly grilled and drizzled with a little olive oil, parsley and garlic. Serve with a lemon wedge to squeeze over and some good crusty bread to mop up the juices.