Geoduck?

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Windermere Peninsula Properties


This may not appear as the most appetizing dish you can imagine, but the geoduck is a northwest delicacy. Most people wonder what the heck is a geoduck? The answer is simple in our neck of the woods it is a very delicious shell fish much like a clam or an oyster but a lot tastier with a more unique name. Geoducks have puzzled people for ages. Their large size and unique character have caused them to be sought after world wide. So if you run across a Geoduck I have a link on just how to enjoy them.

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Rainer
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Ervin Alston
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Hello Dinah,

It sounds interesting.  I'll try it.  thanks!

Jenny

Jan 22, 2009 03:00 PM #4
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Dinah Lee Griffey
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Allyn, WA
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Justin-I know it looks creepy , but I am told it is delicious-Dinah Lee

Jan 22, 2009 03:23 PM #5
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Dinah Lee Griffey
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Allyn, WA
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Roy- I know it does not look tasty. I actually cracked up while I was writing this. I know they say it tastes good...but give me a break you have to get past the image!-Dinah Lee

Jan 22, 2009 03:25 PM #6
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Dinah Lee Griffey
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Steven- Enjoy. The Northwest is full of them.-Dinah Lee

Jan 22, 2009 03:26 PM #7
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Dinah Lee Griffey
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Jenny- It is interesting. I am sure it tastes better than it looks. I don't think the lemon wedges, and parsley help all that much.-Dinah Lee

Jan 22, 2009 03:27 PM #8
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Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
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Oh my! What a photo. Thanks for adding this to my education. My brown sons are both foodies and I can't wait to forward this to them. I thought having caribou at Xmas was something!

Jan 22, 2009 11:42 PM #9
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Dinah Lee Griffey
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Janice- I am surprised the picture did not scare you away. My kids gasped when they saw it, but people love this delicacy-Dinah Lee

Jan 23, 2009 04:51 AM #10
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Jennifer Lew
DocuSign, Inc. - Seattle, WA

Hi Dinah!  I've eaten geoduck all the my life - it's great!  I've just recently adapted to eating it raw - very thinly sliced, sashimi style.  It's a major Japanese delicacy.  Japanese restaurants also do a wonderful job cooking it in some buttery sauce. 

Jan 23, 2009 04:52 AM #11
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Jennifer- I would love to see how it looks prepared. The real deal seems to be scaring people-Dinah Lee

Jan 23, 2009 06:53 AM #12
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Jennifer Lew
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Here's a fairly elegant photo of geoduck being served over ice.  You'd dip it in some soy sauce...it's a bit chewy, just ever-slightly crunchy and mild in flavor.   

geoduck sashimi

Jan 23, 2009 07:26 AM #13
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Dinah Lee Griffey
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Jennifer thank you. That piture does it a lot more justice than mine did. I hope others come back and see just what it looks like prepared.-Dinah Lee

Jan 23, 2009 07:30 AM #14
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Dinah, Thanks for the education. We have wonderful seafood in Baltimore but have not heard of the Geoduck. Love the name and how it is pronouced. "gooeyduck"

Jan 23, 2009 12:33 PM #15
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Michael Swanson
Keller Williams North Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
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Dinah, I have to admit that at first I thought this was a joke. But then I did some research on it and I found out that it is for real. It looks like an elephant trunk in a clam shell! Thanks for the short laugh and short food lesson!

Jan 23, 2009 02:43 PM #16
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Debbie White
Southeast Alaska Real Estate - Juneau, AK

Dinah - Make sure people pronounce it right because the written word is deceptive: goo-eee-duck!

Jan 23, 2009 04:01 PM #17
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Gene Allen
Fathom Realty - Cary, NC
Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate

As kids growing up in the northwest we didn't know what they were.  We would take our clam shovel and chop off the top parts.  Probably killed hundreds of them and didn't even know.  Ignorance is a bad thing.  We did use them for bait however.

Jan 27, 2009 11:32 AM #18
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Sarah

Dinah, I have dug these quite a few times as well as cleaned and cooked them, however never eaten them!  We lived in a house several years ago right on the water near Vaughn and everytime we had the chance, we would dig and had family visit also to help because it is quite an ordeal to dig these monsters!  If anybody has ever cleaned a razor clam, these are MUCH easier, boil in water for a few seconds, transfer to cold water to pop off the shell and peel off the outer layer of skin on the neck then run water over to clean all of the sand out.  Once cleaned, you can slice up the body for clam strips and grind up the neck for clam chowder.  I have been told they are a bit sweeter than a razor clam.  About a year ago, it was featured on TV on "Dirty Jobs" right in Gig Harbor but the way they dug them was the industrial way, the easy way, not the true dig.  If you like clams you will love these, my husband does!!!!

Feb 02, 2009 05:03 PM #19
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Dinah Lee Griffey
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Sarah- Thanks for commenting. I learn something new everyday!-Dinah Lee

Feb 03, 2009 02:19 AM #20
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Dinah, I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but was never a seafood aficionado.  I have heard of this geoduck, but never tasted it.  I also never knew that it looked like an elephant trunk coming out of a clam shell.  It looks much more appetizing in the second picture, after it has been prepared.  Still not sure I would try it.

Feb 09, 2009 05:25 AM #21
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Dinah Lee Griffey
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Troy- I never have. It looks scary! Others say they love it-Dinah Lee

Feb 09, 2009 05:42 AM #22
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Rocco

Dinah, Can't believe you'd recommend a food you haven't eaten yourself!  That's as bad as saying you don't like something you have never tasted.

Anyway, your positive recommendation for geoducks is on the money.  My wife and I dig them our ourselves and eat them as sashmi or batter fried, depending on the part of the clam.  There's a good video on YouTube from Top Chef.  They are delicious.

 

As for the looks, (elephant trunk is a euphanism if I ever heard one) well, there are many, many things people would not eat if they saw them a naturiel.

Jul 24, 2009 02:33 AM #23
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