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Cockles - Live, Hard Shell, Wild, New Zealand

In stock
Approximately 20-25 cockles per pound
Live
Wild
$13.49
/ lb
1 lb

Cockles are sweet and briny with a meaty, slightly chewy texture and clean ocean flavor. These heart-shaped little gems have beautiful greenish ribbed shells and can be eaten raw or cooked. Cockles are a must-try if you are a fan of clams or oysters and can be prepared in the same ways. Use them in soups, risotto, paella or stew them in a tomato sauce and serve with pasta.

  • Our cockles are hand dug on the coast of New Zealand and delivered to you live.
  • Cockles provide an essential ecological function to the waters of New Zealand by filtering out impurities.
  • Cockles are also known as New Zealand littlenecks.
  • Prepare as you would domestic littleneck clams, purging in saltwater and steaming until they open.
  • Discard any cockles that do not open after they have been cooked.
  • Learn to shuck oysters with our How to Shuck Oysters Blog.
  • Follow along with our video as we demonstrate how to shuck oysters.
Amount | % Daily Value
Amount | % Daily Value

Calories

110

Protein (g)

17


Serving Size

12 cockles

Sodium (mg)

95 | 4


Calories from Fat

N/A

Saturated Fat

0 | 0


Cholesterol (mg)

80 | 27

Total Carbohydrate (g)

6 | 2


Calcium

8

Total Fat (g)

1.5 | 2


Iron

30

Vitamin A

10


Omega 3 (mg)

200

Vitamin C

0


Potassium

470 | 13

Amount/% Daily Value

Calories:

110


Serving Size:

12 cockles


Calories from Fat:

N/A


Cholesterol (mg)

80 | 27


Calcium

8


Iron

30


Omega 3 (mg)

200


Potassium

470 | 13


Protein (g)

17


Sodium (mg)

95 | 4


Saturated Fat

0 | 0


Total Carbohydrate (g)

6 | 2


Total Fat (g)

1.5 | 2


Vitamin A

10


Vitamin C

0

Info Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Species Name
Austrovenus stutchburyi
Other Names
New Zealand Cockle
Country of Origin
New Zealand
How to Prepare

For an easy way to prepare cockles; try using cockles instead of clams in our delicious Linguine recipe!

~Length, inches (varies due to seasonality/sourcing)
1.25 - 1.50
~Width, inches (varies due to seasonality/sourcing)
1.75 - 2.00
~Height, inches (varies due to seasonality/sourcing)
1.00 - 1.25
Fabrication (Cut)
NA (no fabrication required)

Product Questions

  • 1 pound or 12-18 per person for an entrée portion
  • ½ pound or 6-10 per person for a starter portion

More information on seafood serving sizes can be found here

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Shellfish are live, and should be stored in an open container in the refrigerator covered with a damp towel to maintain humidity. Cockles should be consumed within 5 days of receiving.

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