Ever heard of geoducks? First of all, they're pronounced gooey-ducks. The prehistoric-looking and, well, pretty ugly shellfish, are native to the Pacific Northwest and fascinating creatures. Though tough to raise (it involves hours of hunched-over farming), they've been called the prime rib of clams. Liza de Guia tried some for the first time on her recent trip to Washington state.
"I can honestly say as a seafood lover I felt like I had been missing out my whole life. I tried geoduck sashimi, geoduck fritters, geoduck in chowder and geoduck ceviche." She visited Taylor Shellfish's geoduck farm on Stretch Island in Puget Sound, the largest growers in the Northwest, in this episode of Food Curated. Watch the video to learn more about geoducks.
Farming Geoducks in the Pacific Northwest
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