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Northern Boy

Purging cockles + razor clams

I love a bit of cockling and clamming, but have never quite managed to get the hang of removing all the sand.

Everything I have read says "2hours in salt water with some cornmeal" (or other random edible bitty thing), but it doesn't seem to work for me - anyone got any other tips?
MSASTLES

W e often collect cockles out on the Stiffkey marshes and we find that 24 hours in a buckett of salty water makes them a lot less sandy. I'm not sure that adding anything makes any difference.

MS
crofter

I agree with MSASTLES - leave them in a bucket of seawater overnight.
Northern Boy

Thanks for the replies

Do you folks refrigerate them, or leave at room temp?

Also do you actually use seawater or just salted tapwater?
crofter

Thanks for the replies

Do you folks refrigerate them, or leave at room temp?

Also do you actually use seawater or just salted tapwater?


I leave them outside, in seawater. Make sure you are far away from sewers etc when you collect the water.
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