Short Neck Clam

Short Neck Clam

Short Neck Baby Clam----Venerupis Variegata

Short Neck Baby Clams, also known as Manila Clams, are small, tender, and sweet clams, highly esteemed in culinary circles for their delicate flavor and texture. They are a popular seafood choice in various cuisines and are often used in pasta dishes, soups, and stews.

Habitat and Distribution:
- Habitat: Typically found in intertidal coa

stal areas, residing in sandy or muddy substrates.
- Distribution: Widely distributed across different regions, including the Pacific coast of North America and Asia.

Physical Characteristics:
- Size:Small-sized clams, ideal for a v

ariety of culinary preparations.
- Shell: Features a smooth and oval-shaped shell, usually with concentric growth lines.

Culinary Profile:
- Flavor: Known for their sweet and briny flavor, offering a taste of the sea.
- Texture: Possesses tender and succulent flesh.
- Cooking Methods: Suitable for steaming, boiling, grilling, or sautéing. They can also be used in chowders and pasta dishes.
- Culinary Uses: Ideal for a variety of

dishes including clam pasta, clam chowder, and steamed clams with garlic and herbs.
- Best Served With: Complements well with white wine, garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs.

Nutritional Value:
- Rich in high-quality protein, vitamins (B12, C), and minerals (iron, zinc, selenium).
- Low in fat and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, contributing to heart health.

 Market Availability:
- Available fresh, frozen, or canned in various markets.
- Often sold live or pre-cooked for c


- Harvested under regulated conditions to ensure sustainability and conservation of the species.
- Consumers are encouraged to choose responsibly sourced and certified sustainable options.

Short Neck Baby Clams are a cul

inary delight, offering a sweet and briny flavor and tender texture. They are versatile in the kitchen, suitable for a range of dishes from pasta to soups, and provide a

nutritious and sustainable seafood option for those seeking a taste of the ocean's bounty.