Vongole Veraci

This shell is a member of the carpet-shell family, but comes from Italian waters. This oval and flattened shellfish is approximately five centimetres in size. The colour of the shell ranges from white to black and from grey to yellow. It is usually a little paler than the carpet shell.

  • Vongole Veraci
product category Fresh shellfish
Grading N/A
Availability All year round
Storage temperature 2-7°C
Foreign names Vongole Veraci, Vongole
Usage / taste

Vongole Veraci has lent is name to the well-known dish 'Spaghetti Vongole'. The product is silty and salty with a succulent bite. This shellfish is delicious in spaghetti and other pasta dishes or soup. The shell opens after 2 minutes of stir-frying, boiling or frying.

sorting / packing

N/A               300 gram (leak-free)                           

                    500 gram (leak-free)                                                         

                       1 kg (leak-free)                           

                       1 kg (net)

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