Sushi - Sushi Shellfish - Geoduck
Sushi in Sushi
are large sized clams, but only
the valve or the leg is worth tasting. For sushi, the valve is used
valve is first washed, and the tip is cut off. Then the outer flesh is
and the valve is cut along its length and rolled out so it becomes
flat. 2~4 pieces of nigiri can
be made from one geoduck.
is thinly sliced so it is easy to bite. Besides
sushi, the chefs can prepare the legs of the geoduck and quickly grill
are chewy and have a sweet flavor. In sushi terminology, this is
nicknamed mirushita or geoduck
tounge, since the
leg looks like a tounge when it is still in the shell.
its name because the geoduck feeds on kelp (miru
in Japanese fishery terminology
). This eventually became mirukui,
or “kelp eater” and this name
is often used as well. However, the name mirugai,
or “kelp clam” is more widely used between common people.