Cockles, New Zealand

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Species Name:
Austrovenus stutchburyi
Sustainability Rating:

GreyGrey – Unranked

What:

New Zealand cockles are saltwater clams that’s a marine bivalve mollusk in the Veneridae family.

When:
Available Year-Round
Where/How:

Where – New Zealand

How – Wild Caught/Rake

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Characteristics

CharacteristicsCockles are a bit smaller than littlenecks (and some would say a bit more delicious…)

For Your Menu

MenuCockles are a beautiful and delicious shellfish to add to your menu.  Use like you would any clam.  Pasta dishes, soups and stews, or other classic clam preparations

For Your Waitstaff

Wait StaffLet your guests know that if they like clams, they will love cockles!


For Your Retail Display

Retail Looking for a unique shellfish with good shelf life for your case? Try some cockles!