Cockles - Live, Hard Shell, Farmed, New Zealand
Heart-shaped and radially ribbed, these small gems are wonderfully briny with a clean, slightly sweet flavor. Their firm and chewy texture is not unlike other bivalves, such as clams and oysters.
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To “warm the cockles of someone’s heart” means to make them happy. One of the explanations of this expression may be that cockles are heart shaped. What do you think?
Cockles are rather small, so they cook quickly when grilling, poaching or sautéing them. We also like to steam them with a splash of lemon juice or white wine vinegar to let the clean taste shine through.
Cockles are a low fat, high protein seafood choice with healthful minerals such as Selenium, Zinc, Iron and Magnesium; plus B Vitamins like Niacin.
FFM Seafood Cooking Methods - Bake/Broil
FFM Seafood Cooking Methods - Grilling
|Amount||Percent Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrate (g)||6||2%|
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Info Source U.S. Food and Drug Administration