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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #105 on: March 15, 2021, 11:22:12 AM »
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #106 on: March 15, 2021, 11:37:07 AM »
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #107 on: March 15, 2021, 12:02:33 PM »
WDFW site shows Mocrocks is just barely below toxin levels on the March 10.  I don't know if the tribes have other beaches not available to the public or maybe they are digging there.  It was at 19.0 and 20 is unsafe.

In Phase 3 it will be hard to justify not opening a beach I would hope.  If you can go to a sporting event you should be able to go to the beach.

Even so, the toxins still aren't looking promising.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #108 on: March 15, 2021, 12:06:17 PM »
Turns out I have a 2nd cousin that is a quinualt, talked with him 2 weeks ago about the clams.  He said the bacteria levels are real but he also said the bacteria is only in the guts.  And the reason the state has it closed is because some ethnic groups eat the entire clam.  At that time he said they couldn't dig for them.  Look at me, defending the natives, the world has turned.  lol
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #109 on: March 15, 2021, 12:08:25 PM »
They do say previously frozen... wonder when they were harvested?

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #110 on: March 15, 2021, 12:08:52 PM »
WDFW restated that the levels have to be all below on all beaches.  All are still high except Mocrocks.  Looks like the good tides at the end of the month will be a no-go.
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #111 on: March 15, 2021, 12:10:20 PM »
I have personally witnessed certain aged ethnic people gulp the whole thing down right on the beach like an oyster.
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #112 on: March 15, 2021, 12:15:02 PM »
I have personally witnessed certain aged ethnic people gulp the whole thing down right on the beach like an oyster.
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #113 on: March 15, 2021, 12:22:34 PM »
I would try one raw, actually kind of surprised I haven't.  I guess my mind just thinks you fry some that day and then can and chowder the rest.  Some things like oysters are way better raw (IMO) and some things like shrimp are way better cooked.  I would guess razors are better cooked, but only one way to find out.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #114 on: March 15, 2021, 12:49:14 PM »
I like to slice the neck thin at an angle, give it a little lime juice, dip it in some sweet soy and eat. 
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #115 on: March 15, 2021, 12:53:43 PM »
I would try one raw, actually kind of surprised I haven't.  I guess my mind just thinks you fry some that day and then can and chowder the rest.  Some things like oysters are way better raw (IMO) and some things like shrimp are way better cooked.  I would guess razors are better cooked, but only one way to find out.

I've tried a bite.  Not a ton of flavor.  I haven't eaten one whole though like you do an oyster.  Maybe that's the ticket?  I'll give it a try next time some digs one of the little tiny ones.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #116 on: March 15, 2021, 01:08:10 PM »
That's what I found about shrimp, texture is good but they are almost tasteless raw.  Some good dipping sauce like Bigshooter mentioned might be the ticket.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #117 on: March 15, 2021, 01:21:25 PM »
I tried a spot prawn last year raw and was underwhelmed on that too.  Definitely better cooked.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #118 on: March 15, 2021, 02:30:24 PM »
They do say previously frozen... wonder when they were harvested?

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #119 on: March 15, 2021, 03:02:26 PM »
I would try one raw, actually kind of surprised I haven't.  I guess my mind just thinks you fry some that day and then can and chowder the rest.  Some things like oysters are way better raw (IMO) and some things like shrimp are way better cooked.  I would guess razors are better cooked, but only one way to find out.

I've tried a bite.  Not a ton of flavor.  I haven't eaten one whole though like you do an oyster.  Maybe that's the ticket?  I'll give it a try next time some digs one of the little tiny ones.

Bet you will be crunching on lots of sand . I have tried them in a similar fashion as Bigshooter mentioned they were ok I prefer cooked :twocents:

 


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