Texture and Flavor Profile: Hokkigai has a firm, almost crunchy texture, which is highly prized in sashimi preparations. This texture contrasts beautifully with the typical softness of raw fish, offering a more diverse experience in a sashimi platter. Its taste is mild and slightly sweet, with a subtle oceanic brininess, less pronounced than other shellfish. It doesn't have the fishiness that some sea creatures have, making it palatable for a wide range of sushi and sashimi enthusiasts.
Freshness Indicators: One of the appeals of Hokkigai in sashimi is the ability of consumers or chefs to ascertain its freshness. The flesh of fresh surf clams has a vibrant pink-red color, which fades in less fresh specimens. This visual cue is crucial for sashimi, where freshness is paramount.
Hokkigai Surf Clam Sashimi 刺身北极贝
Hokkigai Surf Clam
Country of origin: Canada
Storage: Keep refrigerated below 5°C Once opened consume within 2 days. Keep covered. Store at the bottom of the refrigerator. Do not exceed use by date. Not suitable for home freezing. For use by date see the front of pack.