Sushi - Sushi Shellfish - Surf Clam
Clam Sushi in Sushi
clams are in season during the spring.
Some of them are still good until summer if they are caught in the
seas. The shells are black in the northern seas, and become cream
they are found towards the south.
clam is an ordinary tasting clam. When
it is raw, it is not as powerful in aroma nor has distinguished sweet
other clams and the texture is not unique. For this reason, people in
surf clam is better cooked than consumed raw. Northern
Japan has many cow farms and butter is a popular
favorite way to prepare surf clam is to lightly sauté it in butter.
season with soy sauce. Medium rare is recommended. This way, the sweet
the surf clam can be enjoyed.
surf clams are sweeter and preferred
in sushi restaurants. The name hokkigai translates
to “Back from the North” (hokki) and
“Clam”(kai or gai).