Sushi - Sushi Shellfish - Cockle
Also see: Cockle
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are in season during the summer.
They live in shallow waters and feed on plankton. Torigai
directly translates to “bird clam” and this is
cockles foot that sticks out of its shell resembles a bird’s beak.
these feet to jump and evade predators such as the starfish.
must be fresh and must never be
frozen, or their quality drops significantly. The body of the cockle
not consumed) contains a lot of sand and debris, so the foot is
butterflied and lightly poached at the fish markets and sold in
serious chefs buy them un-shucked and prepare it themselves.