While you may not see them at your local supermarket, cockles are a gourmet treat worth seeking out. For centuries these little bivalves have been considered a culinary delicacy. Once relegated to coastal villages and farmer's markets, cockles have made their way onto the menus and plates of Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. Browse through our assortment of gourmet cockles and add the delightful taste of these tempting mollusks to your dishes!
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About Our Premium Cockles
Clams too briny? Oysters too slimy? Try cockles! These cute little mollusks offer nothing but sweet, fresh, and tender meat with none of the overwhelming qualities usually found in other bivalves. Generally about as big as a quarter, each cockle produces a pea-sized nugget of flesh that adds delicious flavor and depth to pasta and rice dishes. Whether you prefer your cockles fresh or tinned, you’ll find no end of tasty ways to use these delightfully diminutive mollusks. Order them for yourself right here at Gourmet Food Store and start experiencing some of the market's best cockles at their finest!
What are Cockles?
Cockles live in heart-shaped, deeply furrowed shells on shallow coasts and estuaries around the world. Lying a couple of inches below the sand, cockles are hand-picked at low tide. While the size and color of cockles vary widely depending on where you find them, they all have one thing in common: they’re delicious! Their tempting interior, when raw, is similar to that of the oyster, but with a quick plunge into boiling water or a few minutes over steam transform their flesh from pale lipid grey to a beautiful orange. Delicious and quick to cook, cockles are also a healthy seafood option. Low in fat and high in protein and other valuable minerals and nutrients, they make a wholesome addition to any well-varied diet.