This shell is also known as the European bittersweet. The dog cockle has a beautifully round shape and has a thick shell that is largely cream in colour with brown spots. The cross-section of the shell is 6 to 8 centimetres. The dog cockle lives dug into the seabed up to a depth of 20 centimetres. The shell is caught all year round in the Mediterranean Sea.
|product category||Fresh shellfish|
|Availability||All year round|
|Foreign names||Amandelschelpen, Amandes de mer, Meermandeln|
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The shell has a relatively large amount of meat that is firm and succulent in flavour. This shellfish certain belongs on a seafood platter. Put the dog cockle in hot stock for about 3 minutes and the shell opens easily. The dog cockle is delicious in fish soup or as a surprising accompaniment to an aperitif.
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- Dog cockles / Amandes