What’s the most disgusting looking thing you’ve ever eaten? I used to have to think about about this, there were several not very pleasant candidates. Not any more…
They say you’re not really a local in the Pacific Northwest if you don’t know what a geoduck (pronounced gooeyduck) is. Geoduck is a really large clam that lives several feet down in the sand below the low tide mark. When The Susan and I got invited to go dig for them last weekend it seemed like too good an opportunity to miss. So there we were at low tide, which turned out to be at one in the morning, digging for duck.
This turns out to be hard work. Wet sand is heavy and you have to dig out a lot of it to get the clams out. The trick is to use a trash can with the bottom cut out of it to stop the hole collapsing. It still took a couple of hours to find a few geoduck, dig them out and haul them back to the cabin.
I’m pleased to report geoduck are pretty good eating. Although pretty much anything tastes pretty good fried right? We also made some geoduck clam chowda which was very fine too.